Gastric volvulus in adults in a tertiary care hospital Karachi, Pakistan: a case series


  • Om Parkash Department of Medicine, Aga Khan University Karachi, Pakistan
  • Roger Christopher Gill Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Iman Qaiser Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Sharoz Rabbani Final Year Student, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Tabish chawala Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Hasnain Zafar Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan



Gastric volvulus is a rare surgical emergency which mostly presents in children and occasionally in adults. It results due to pathological malrotaion of the stomach along its longitudinal or short axis. The condition, if not treated promptly, can result in increased morbidity and caries a high risk of death. Very few cases have been reported in literature regards this important clinical condition. Early decompression and repair of anatomical defects are the corner stone of its management. There is a dire need to develop guidelines and algorithms for management and treatment of this rare condition to improve patient outcome, prevent recurrence and facilitate early diagnosis by practicing physicians and surgeons. We report three such cases which presented to our setup in emergency along with a brief description of how they were successfully managed.

Keywords: Gastric Volvulus, Malrotation, Vomiting, Continuous...





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