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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 12. No. 3, 2007

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2007;12:212-214

Case Report

A Perplexing Clinical Picture in a Patient of Acute Gastric Volvulus: A Case Report

RA Khan, RS Chana, S Wahab


Acute presentation of a gastric volvulus is rare and it is even rarer in paediatric population. It classically presents with the clinical triad of retching, epigastric pain, and difficulty in passing a nasogastric tube. Patient may have other signs and symptoms of upper gastrointestinal obstruction e.g. abdominal distention with crampy abdominal pain, vomiting and haemodynamic instability. We present an unusual presentation of a patient of gastric volvulus.

Keyword : Gastric volvulus; Mesentricoaxial; Organoaxial; Paediatric

Abstract in Chinese


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