Gastric volvulus with identifiable cause in adults. Presentation and management

Norman O. Machado, Bappanadu A. Rao

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In summary, gastric volvulus is a rare but potentially fatal surgical emergency. Recurrent upper abdominal pain, vomiting, chest discomfort may suggest a possible diagnosis, which should be confirmed by contrast studies and or endoscopy. In younger age group diaphragmatic derangements appears to be the frequently encountered underlying cause. Surgical treatment of underlying cause and gastropexy has been effective in alleviating the symptoms and in preventing recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2032-2034
Number of pages3
JournalSaudi Medical Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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