A case report on gastric volvulus of a 17 years old boy - IJ
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Gastric volvulus is a rare and true surgical emergency which is life-threatening if not recognized and treated quickly. There have been approximately 300 reported cases globally till now. This condition most often occurs during 5th decade of life but there are over 100 reported pediatric cases also. This following rare incidence was such a case of a young patient in Bangladesh. It was the first case of gastric volvulus managed by the surgery department of the concerned hospital.

Presentation of case:
A 17-year-old boy with frequent post meal vomiting presented with abdominal fullness and mild upper abdominal pain for 2 months. He was absolutely constipated for 2 weeks. On examination, there was distension of abdomen with mild tenderness. He had no significant respiratory distress. Plain X-ray revealed elevation of left hemi-diaphragm. The contrast meal study showed organoaxial volvulus of stomach. Elevation of left hemidiaphragm and an ectopic subdiaphragmatic kidney was found in CT scan of chest...

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