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  • Passing slightly less urine than usual

  • Haven't passed urine in more than 12 hours

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is acute gastric volvulus?

This medical emergency occurs when the stomach abnormally twists around itself, forming a loop. This can lead to obstruction, bleeding, and strangulation due to loss of adequate blood supply. It can happen when the structures around the stomach that help keep it in place are unusually lax or due to other structural abdominal abnormalities.

Symptoms of acute gastric volvulus

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Pain when pressing down on the abdomen

  • Stomach feels bloated

  • Abdominal pain

  • Dry Mouth

  • Loss of appetite

  • Fever

Questions your doctor may ask to check for acute gastric volvulus

  • Are you urinating less?

  • Are you feeling nauseous or have you been vomiting?

  • Does pressing on your stomach cause severe pain?

  • Do you feel that your abdomen or stomach is bloated?

  • Do you have a stomach ache?

Treatment for acute gastric volvulus

Acute gastric volvulus requires immediate medical attention, including surgery to untwist the stomach and hold it in place. If surgery isn't possible, other minimally invasive procedures may be performed to avoid complications.

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References

  • Albloushi D, Quttaineh D, Alsafran S, Alyatama K, Alfawaz AA, Alsulaimy M, Saber S, Abdel-Rahman AS. Acute gastric volvulus: A rare case report and literature review. Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2021 Sep 13;70:102857. doi: 10.1016/j.amsu.2021.102857. PMID: 34691417; PMCID: PMC8519751.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2049080121008074?via%3Dihub

  • Kaoukabi AE, Menfaa M, Hasbi S, Sakit F, Choho A. Acute Gastric Volvulus on Hiatal Hernia. Case Rep Surg. 2020 Dec 9;2020:4141729. doi: 10.1155/2020/4141729. PMID: 33376618; PMCID: PMC7746469.

    https://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2020/4141729/

  • Acute Gastric Volvulus - Medscape

    https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2054271-overview?form=fpf

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Primary Care Physician)

Dr Patel graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine. She worked in clinical research at the University of Illinois in Chicago and University of Nevada in Las Vegas focused on culturally adapted health interventions for preventive medicine in the community setting. Received her Master's of Science in Global Health (concentration in Health Policy) from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. Unnati went on to complete her family medicine residency in Chicago, Illinois at Norwegian American Hospital. | | She is currently working as a primary care physician in the city of Chicago and completing her Master's of Business Administration at the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and Fellowship in Leadership in Value-Based Care.

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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