Title

Gastric volvulus in the pediatric population.

Publication/Presentation Date

9-1-1991

Abstract

Acute gastric volvulus in children is uncommon. Since 1899, only 77 cases have been documented in the world literature. In children, mesenteroaxial volvulus is the most common type and associated anatomic defects are the rule. Diagnostic delays result in gastric ischemia, perforation, and death. Nonoperative mortality is 80%. Early recognition, surgical reduction with gastric fixation, and repair of associated defects are the mainstays of therapy for acute gastric volvulus in the pediatric population.

Volume

126

Issue

9

First Page

1146

Last Page

1149

ISSN

0004-0010

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

1929847

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article