Acute idiopathic mesentero-axial gastric volvulus in adolescence: a rare occurrence

General Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2007.0016
7
51-53
Acute idiopathic mesentero-axial gastric volvulus in adolescence: a rare occurrence

Gastric volvulus is a rare entity first described in 1866. Gastric volvulus in neonates, infants and younger children accounts for 5–15% of the total. Acute idiopathic mesentero-axial gastric volvulus is a rare sub-type and there are only a few cases reported in children. There is a paucity of reports of its occurrence in adolescents. We present the first one of its kind, matching the classical description.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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