FRANCIS P. KING, M.D.; WILLIAM H. BELL JR., M.D.
Gastric volvulus is generally considered to be a rare condition and is infrequently reported, although it was described by Berti as early as 1866.1 It occurs with sufficient frequency, however, that it should not be overlooked as a possible explanation for acute, intermittent or chronic upper abdominal symptoms, especially with gastric obstruction in the presence of hiatus hernia. The diagnosis may be difficult, and requires both clinical and roentgenologic evidence, but in many cases the findings may be typical and the diagnosis easily made if gastric volvulus is considered. Early diagnosis is essential in those cases presenting as an acute
KING FP, BELL WH. GASTRIC VOLVULUS: A CASE REPORT OF ORGANO-AXIAL VOLVULUS WITH RECOVERY1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:676–685. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-3-676
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