An Unusual Case of an Acute Mesenteroaxial Gastric Volvulus Secondary to a Hiatal Hernia
gastric outlet obstruction, gastropexy, mesenteroaxial volvulus, hiatal hernia, gastric volvulus
Digestive System Diseases | Internal Medicine
Gastric volvulus is characterized by the abnormal twisting of the stomach along its axis. It is a rare condition that can develop secondary to an underlying gastrointestinal anatomic defect such as a hiatal hernia. Gastric volvulus may present acutely with symptoms of gastric outlet obstruction and can lead to potentially fatal complications, if not treated in a timely manner. We present the case of a 74-year-old woman who presented with an acute mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus with gastric outlet obstruction that developed secondary to a large hiatal hernia.
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Chauhan S, Zackria R, Ryan JK. An Unusual Case of an Acute Mesenteroaxial Gastric Volvulus Secondary to a Hiatal Hernia. Cureus. 2022;14(11):e31296. doi:10.7759/cureus.31296