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Gastric volvulus: a case report and a review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7381959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Volvulus of sigmoid colon and cecum is not uncommon in tropical Africa, but gastric volvulus is relatively rare, especially when compared with various causes of peptic ulcer syndrome seen at the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria.A case of chronic intermittent type of gastric volvulus with superficial gastric ulcerations was recently seen and treated by vagotomy, pyloroplasty, and gastropexy.Predisposing factors, various types, presentations, and management of gastric volvulus are discussed.Since an acute attack of gastric volvulus, which is rare and possibly fatal if not adequately treated, can be confused with gastric outlet obstruction resulting from chronic duodenal ulcer, which is common, an index of suspicion is essential for the diagnosis of gastric volvulus.
O G Ajao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-08-25     Completed Date:  1980-08-25     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  520-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Stomach Volvulus / diagnosis*,  surgery

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