Gastric volvulus due to paraesophageal hernia: A case report Paraözefageal herniye baǧli gastrik volvulus: Olgu sunumu

Bozkurt B., Dumlu E. G., Kiyak G., ÖZKARDEŞ A. B., KILIÇ M.

Turkiye Acil Tip Dergisi, vol.13, no.4, pp.189-191, 2013 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/1304.7361.2013.35761
  • Journal Name: Turkiye Acil Tip Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-191
  • Keywords: Hiatal hernia, vomiting, gastric volvulus
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Gastric volvulus is a rare and life-threatening condition, and treatment requires emergent surgery. This is a case report of an 85-year-old female patient that presented to the emergency department with epigastric pain, nausea, and intractable vomiting. The patient was diagnosed with gastric volvulus due to paraesophageal hernia and subsequently underwent emergent laparoscopic surgery. She was discharged on postoperative day 4 and recovered without any complications. Gastric volvulus may present with non-specific abdominal symptoms, which may delay diagnosis or contribute to misdiagnosis. Chest X-ray and other radiological imaging techniques such as computed tomography are helpful in correctly diagnosing gastric volvulus, and emergent laparoscopic surgery is the gold standard of treatment.