Acute gastric volvulus: case report and review of the literature

William E. Sevcik, Ivan P. Steiner
1999 CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medical Care  
ABSTRACT: Gastric volvulus is a rare but potentially life-threatening cause of upper gastrointestinal obstruction. Emergency physicians must maintain a high index of suspicion in patients who present with signs and symptoms suggesting foregut occlusion. We report an illustrative case and review the pathogenesis, classification, diagnosis and treatment of this rare entity.
doi:10.1017/s1481803500004206 fatcat:luicjnylobfx3iatyeuzmgexru