A Rare Case of Post-Splenectomy Gastric Volvulus Managed by
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Gastric volvulus is characterized by an abnormal rotation of the stomach of more than 180° and it clinically presents as epigastric pain, distension and inability to vomit. Rarely it may present as acute abdomen secondary to rapid development of strangulation, incarceration, or perforation. Gastric volvulus is generally secondary to diaphragmatic or para esophageal hernia. Rarely, the laxity of supporting ligaments makes the stomach more prone to rotation and consequently leading to volvulus. Splenectomy for massive splenomegaly requires division of gastric ligaments and the residual dead space provide room for gastric rotation. Herein, we report a case of post splenectomy mesentero-axial gastric volvulus that was treated successfully with laparoscopic anterior gastropexy........

http://www.journalofmas.com/article.asp?issn=0972-9941;year=2017;volume=13;issue=2;spage=161;epage=163;aulast=Gupta
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