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Small Bowel Herniation Around an Anterior Gastropexy for a Gastric Volvulus: A Case Report

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JSLS Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
1086-8089
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The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
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  • Case Reports
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  • Medicine

Abstract

Gastric volvulus can be a medical emergency with life-threatening complications. Early surgical intervention is important to avoid potential ischemic complication that may lead to infarction of the stomach. The condition has been reported in children and in the elderly, but the majority of cases are reported in the fifth decade of life. We present a case of a complication arising from corrective laparoscopic surgery for gastric volvulus, whereby most of the small bowel herniated around the anterior laparoscopically performed gastropexy. The herniation was reduced during a laparotomy, and the space through which the herniation occurred was closed.

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