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Pediatric Surgery International

, Volume 16, Issue 1–2, pp 107–108 | Cite as

Acute gastric volvulus secondary to a Morgagni hernia

  • J. Estevão-Costa
  • M. Soares-Oliveira
  • J. Correia-Pinto
  • C. Mariz
  • J. L. Carvalho
  • J. Estêvão da Costa
CASE REPORT

Abstract

Gastric volvulus (GV) is a rare surgical emergency in infancy and childhood. The first case of a child with an acute GV secondary to a Morgagni hernia (MH) is reported. The authors briefly discuss the etiology, clinical features, and management of acute GV and review the scattered reports of strangulated MHs in children.

Key words Gastric volvulus Morgagni hernia 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Estevão-Costa
    • 1
  • M. Soares-Oliveira
    • 1
  • J. Correia-Pinto
    • 1
  • C. Mariz
    • 1
  • J. L. Carvalho
    • 1
  • J. Estêvão da Costa
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and São João Hospital, University of Porto, Porto, PortugalPT
  2. 2.Serviço de Pediatria Cirúrgica, Departamento de Pediatria, Faculdade de Medicina do Porto, Hospital de São João, 4200 Porto, PortugalPT

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