J Korean Soc Emerg Med.  2015 Feb;26(1):95-98. 10.0000/jksem.2015.26.1.95.

A Case of Mesentero-axial Gastric Volvulus Presenting as Recurrent Vomiting of a Children

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  • 1Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea. suepunk@naver.com

Abstract

Acute gastric volvulus in children is a rare condition, but a potentially life-threatening cause of upper gastrointestinal obstruction requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. However, the symptoms are ambiguous, so that it can be easily misdiagnosed. We report on the case of a 3-year-old boy patient with recurrent vomiting despite conservative therapy. Findings of a bedside ultrasonography and upper gastro-intestinal contrast study showed mesentero-axial gastric volvulus without adjacent organ abnormality. He was managed with endoscopic gastropexy and was discharged without complication.

Keyword

Stomach volvulus; Children; Vomiting; Ultrasonography

MeSH Terms

Child*
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis
Gastropexy
Humans
Male
Stomach Volvulus*
Ultrasonography
Vomiting*
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