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Acute Gastric Volvulus in Eight-Year-Old Male


An 8-year-old child is admitted to a surgical unit for abdominal pain, with clinical diagnosis of acute abdomen. At exploration, organoaxial gastric volvulus and splenic volvulus were found. Necrosis and gangrene of the whole stomach are treated with total gastrectomy. Gastric volvulus is a rare acute surgical condition in children. It requires urgent surgical treatment to avoid irreversible ischemic changes in the stomach and possibly spleen.

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All authors contributed to the study conception and design. Material preparation, data collection, and analysis were performed by Jovan Mladenovic, Nebojsa Videnovic, Kristina Mladenovic, and Rasa Mladenovic. The first draft of the manuscript was written by Jovan Mladenovic, and all authors commented on previous versions of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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Mladenovic, J., Videnovic, N., Mladenovic, K. et al. Acute Gastric Volvulus in Eight-Year-Old Male. Indian J Surg 83, 362–363 (2021).

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  • Acute gastric volvulus
  • Children
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastrectomy