Gastric volvulus due to diaphragmatic eventration and paraesophageal hernia


DOĞAN N. Ö. , Aksel G., DEMİRCAN A. , KELEŞ A. , BİLDİK F.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.40, sa.5, ss.825-828, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/sag-0904-39
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.825-828

Özet

Acute gastric volvulus occurs when the stomach or a part of it rotates more than 180 degrees. It is a potentially life-threatening entity and most cases of gastric volvulus occur in association with eventration of left hemidiaphragm or a hiatal hernia. Gastric volvulus is a rare condition and presents with nonspecific epigastric pain and vomiting, and therefore may be missed. Chest x-ray and CT can help the diagnosis. Emergent surgical approach is mandatory.