Chronic Gastric Chronic Gastric Volvulus Caused by Epigastric Hernia
Chronic Gastric Volvulus Caused by Epigastric Hernia
Background: Gastric volvulus is a twisting of the stomach on itself more than 180 degree, which is either
an organo-axial or mesentero-axial volvulus.
Case report: This case report presents a rare and probably the first reported chronic secondary organo-axial
gastric volvulus caused by a large epigastric hernia.
Conclusion: Gastric volvulus is worth to be added to the index of differential diagnosis in the presentation
of chronic gastric symptoms of epigastric hernia.
Keywords: gastric volvulus, epigastric hernia, gastropexy.
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