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2020 Jul 25




A Case of Intermittent Organo-Axial Gastric Volvulus.


Gurala D, Haddad FG, Deeb L
Cureus. 2020 Jul 25; 12(7):e9387.
PMID: 32850254.


Gastric volvulus is defined as twisting of the stomach along its long or short axis, a rare clinical entity that can lead to gastric outlet obstruction. Symptoms are typically acute and include retching, abdominal pain, and vomiting. Chronic intermittent manifestations of this entity present a diagnostic challenge as conclusive imaging findings are only apparent during symptomatic periods. Given the disorder's intermittent nature, a volvulus may resolve before imaging studies can be conducted. We present a rare case of an intermittent organo-axial gastric volvulus that responded to conservative measures.