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Gastric volvulus and the upside-down stomach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8164267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastric volvulus may present acutely with Borchardt's triad or with chronic vague abdominal symptoms. Predisposing factors include lax ligaments, bands, adhesions, paraesophageal diaphragmatic hiatus hernia, and eventration of the diaphragm. The goals of surgery are to detorse the stomach, correct conditions associated with volvulus and prevent a recurrence. Anterior gastropexy with or without colon displacement is mandatory. Gastric resection may be required for strangulation and necrosis.
J A Johnson; A R Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0026-6396     ISO Abbreviation:  J Miss State Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1994 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-25     Completed Date:  1994-05-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505622     Medline TA:  J Miss State Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
UMC Department of Surgery, Jackson.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Esophagitis, Peptic / radiography
Hernia, Hiatal / radiography
Intussusception / radiography*
Middle Aged
Stomach Diseases / radiography*

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