Gastric volvulus as a deadly cause of acute abdominal pain: Presentation of three cases
Ahmet Türkan1, Metin Yalaza2, Gökhan Akkurt3, Mehmet Tolga Kafadar4
1Clinic of General Surgery, Elbistan State Hospital, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
2Clinic of General Surgery, Health Sciences University Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Clinic of General Surgery, Health Sciences University Keçiören Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4Clinic of General Surgery, Health Sciences University Mehmet Akif İnan Training and Research Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Gastric volvulus is usually associated with non-specific abdominal pain and is a very rare condition. Diagnosis of gastric volvulus is difficult because of the lack of specific findings. Its acute form usually requires urgent surgical treatment and is associated with high mortality. In this study, gastric volvulus was diagnosed in three patients who presented with abdominal pain in the emergency department and had non-specific abdominal findings on physi- cal examination. We evaluated this situation, which is rarely seen, on different patients.
Keywords: Gastric volvulus, acute, abdomen