LEONARD CARDON, M.D.; REGINA S. GREENEBAUM, M.D.; JULIAN ARENDT, M.D.
Volvulus of the stomach is seldom considered in the diagnosis of acute abdominal disease. Yet it may produce symptoms as sudden and violent as the more familiar volvulus of the intestine. "Volvulus" is defined as abnormal torsion of a portion of the gastrointestinal tract sufficient to produce clinical symptoms.
The earliest reported cases of torsion of the stomach, beginning with Berti's1 in 1866, were diagnosed only at autopsy. Later a number of surgeons, starting with Berg2 in 1895, diagnosed the condition clinically and successfully treated it surgically. The roentgenologic appearance of torsion of the stomach has also been described.3, 4,
CARDON L, GREENEBAUM RS, ARENDT J. VOLVULUS OF THE STOMACH1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:455–467. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-3-455
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(3):455-467.
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