Mesentero-axial gastric volvulus in an old woman: a case report of a diagnostic challenge

Mesentero-axial gastric volvulus in an old woman: a case report of a diagnostic challenge



Gastric volvulus, Mesentero-axial volvulus, Computed tomography, Laparoscopic fundoplicatio


Gastric volvulus is a rare conditiom defined as an abnormal rotation of the stomach around itself.

Acute gastric volvulus is a surgical emergency because it is a life-threatening condition, but its non-specific symptoms make diagnosis difficult.

There are two types of gastric volvulus: organoaxial and mesentero-axial.

The treatmet is surgical intervention.

Computed tomography allows to identify and classify gastric volvulus and rule out complications so that to guide surgery management.

We report a case of a mesentero-axial gastric volvulus in an old woman with abdominal pain, who underwent surgery in laparoscopy.


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Balzano RF, Testini V, Lattanzio F, Guglielmi G. Mesentero-axial gastric volvulus in an old woman: a case report of a diagnostic challenge. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 7 [cited 2024 Jul. 21];93(S1):e2022339. Available from: