Due to persistent evidence of gastric outlet obstruction, an upper gastrointestinal study was performed which suggested gastric volvulus
. The patient proceeded to gastropexy via open gastrostomy tube placement.
According to Sinwar (2015), gastric volvulus
first was described by Berti in 1866.
The presence of cardiac arrhythmias with acute gastric volvulus
is rarely reported.
The diagnosis of mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus
was confirmed; fortunately there were no signs of ischaemia, necrosis or perforation.
In contrast, chronic gastric volvulus
is characterized by considerably milder, nonspecific symptoms.
Eventration may be further complicated by acute gastric volvulus
, chronic gastric volvulus
or chronic recurrent volvulus of the splenic flexure of the colon.
- a torsional twisting of the stomach - is an underrecognized complication of hiatal hernia.
Rarely, a life-threatening complication such as gastric volvulus
, with or without strangulation, may occur (2).
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia with gastric volvulus
presenting as an acute tension gastrothorax.
is a relatively rare condition that is characterized by an abnormal rotation of the stomach around an axis.
is defined as an abnormal rotation of the stomach of more than 180[degrees], creating a closed loop obstruction that can result in incarceration and strangulation.
Acute gastric volvulus
is an uncommon but easily recognised surgical emergency with highly specific clinical symptoms.