IRVING I. LASKY, M.D.; IRVING L. LICHTENSTEIN, M.D.
In 1866 there appeared in the literature for the first time a report of recurrent gastric volvulus; Berti1 described a forward, upward rotation of the stomach, traversing an arc of 180 degrees. Since that time an additional 100 cases have been documented.
Gastric volvulus has been variously classified. Payer2 divides this condition into two groups: idiopathic and secondary. Other authors utilize an anatomic framework of reference; the nature of the mesentery and character of rotation determine the nomenclature. Thus Borchardt3 describes a supracolic and infracolic type, depending upon whether the colon assumes an anterior or posterior position in relationship to
LASKY II, LICHTENSTEIN IL. IDIOPATHIC ORGANO-AXIAL VOLVULUS OF THE STOMACH: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:126–132. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-1-126
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