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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Mladenovic, J., Videnovic, N., Mladenovic, K. et al. Acute Gastric Volvulus in Eight-Year-Old Male. Indian J Surg 83, 362–363 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12262-020-02308-6
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