Neonatal Gastric Volvulus Secondary to Rectal Atresia

Solly Mizrahi, Itzhak Vinograd, Medad Schiller

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Abstract

The upside-down stomach is a rare form of organo-axial neonatal volvulus, which occurs because of absent or attenuated anatomical anchors and abnormal motility of the stomach. It is considered a surgical emergency that requires immediate correction. We report a previously undescribed etiology of gastric neonatal volvulus caused by an extremely distended transverse colon, secondary to rectal atresia. The etiologic and diagnostic considerations are discussed. Gastropexy in the form of gastrostomy proved to be an effective treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-304
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Pediatrics
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1988
Externally publishedYes

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