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Neonatal gastric volvulus secondary to rectal atresia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3370910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The "upside-down stomach" is a rare form of organo-axial neonatal volvulus, which occurs because of absent or attenuated anatomical anchors and abnormal motility of the stomach. It is considered a surgical emergency that requires immediate correction. We report a previously undescribed etiology of gastric neonatal volvulus caused by an extremely distended transverse colon, secondary to rectal atresia. The etiologic and diagnostic considerations are discussed. Gastropexy in the form of gastrostomy proved to be an effective treatment.
S Mizrahi; I Vinograd; M Schiller
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  1988 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-14     Completed Date:  1988-07-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Intestinal Atresia / complications*,  radiography
Rectum / abnormalities*
Stomach Volvulus / etiology*,  radiography

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