organoaxial volvulus

organoaxial volvulus

the more common of the two types of gastric volvulus, in which the stomach twists around its longitudinal axis. This type is more common in the elderly.
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10) Organoaxial volvulus is the more common and is usually associated with diaphragmatic defects.
7) One of the predisposing factors for volvulus is the presence of a diaphragmatic defect; in adults, organoaxial volvulus occurs commonly in the setting of a post-traumatic diaphragmatic defect or a para-oesophageal hernia.
The third type of volvulus is the combined type that exhibits features of both mesenteroaxial and organoaxial volvulus.
In an organoaxial volvulus, the stomach rotates on its longitudinal axis (from cardia to pylorus).