Gastric Volvulus: A Rare Entity Case Report and Literature Review.

Cureus 2018 Mar 12;10(3):e2312. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Department of Hospital Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Gastric volvulus is a rare entity defined as an abnormal rotation of the stomach around itself. It is a diagnosis of exclusion; the clinical index of suspicion is always low and is mostly diagnosed on imaging or on the surgery table. When it occurs, it is an emergency due to the risk of strangulation and consequent gangrene of the stomach. Mesentero-axial (MA) gastric volvuli constitute one-third of all cases. Here, we are present an interesting case of acute MA gastric volvulus diagnosed with imaging and treated subsequently.

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