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

Om Parkash, Roger Christopher Gill, Iman Qaiser, Muhammad Sharoz Rabbani, Tabish Chawala, Hasnain Zafar

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Gastric volvulus is a rare surgical emergency which is rare in children and occasionally presents in adults. It results due to pathological malrotation of the stomach along its longitudinal or short axis. The condition, if not treated promptly, can result in increased morbidity and carries 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1277-1281
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • Gastric volvulus
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Malrotation
  • Vomiting


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