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Acute gastric volvulus in a patient with trisomy 21

Authors
  • Arima, Kota1, 2
  • Hashimoto, Daisuke2
  • Takata, Noboru1
  • Doi, Yasuro1
  • Yoshinaka, Ichiro1
  • Harada, Kazunori1
  • Baba, Hideo2
  • 1 Amakusa Regional Medical Center, Department of Surgery, 854-1 Jikiba, Kameba-machi, Amakusa, Kumamoto, 863-0046, Japan , Amakusa (Japan)
  • 2 Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, 1-1-1 Honjo, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, 860-8556, Japan , Chuo-ku (Japan)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Surgical Case Reports
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication Date
Jan 16, 2015
Volume
1
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/s40792-014-0005-1
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Acute gastric volvulus is a torsion of the stomach by more than 180° and a life-threatening condition. We present a 50-year-old male patient with acute abdominal pain who has Down syndrome/trisomy 21. Computed tomography showed a significant distended stomach with features of a severe gastric volvulus. Emergency operation in form of reduction and gastropexy was performed. We are not aware of any similar cases published in the English literature, where as gastric volvulus occurred in a patient with Down syndrome.

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