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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Saudi Medical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 01-12-2004|
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