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Surgical Case Reports

, 1:5

First Online: 16 January 2015Received: 25 August 2014Accepted: 24 November 2014


Acute gastric volvulus is a torsion of the stomach by more than 180° and a life-threatening condition. We present a 50-year-old male patient with acute abdominal pain who has Down syndrome-trisomy 21. Computed tomography showed a significant distended stomach with features of a severe gastric volvulus. Emergency operation in form of reduction and gastropexy was performed. We are not aware of any similar cases published in the English literature, where as gastric volvulus occurred in a patient with Down syndrome.

KeywordsGastric volvulus Down syndrome Emergency operation AbbreviationsCTcomputed tomography

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Author: Kota Arima - Daisuke Hashimoto - Noboru Takata - Yasuro Doi - Ichiro Yoshinaka - Kazunori Harada - Hideo Baba


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