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South African Journal of Surgery

On-line version ISSN 2078-5151

S. Afr. j. surg. vol.50 n.3 Cape Town Aug. 2012

 

CASE REPORT

 

Diaphragmatic eventration complicated by gastric volvulus with perforation

 

 

V GuptaI; A ChandraI; P GuptaII

IMS, MCh; Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (formerly King George Medical University), Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
IIMD; Department of Pathology, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

 


ABSTRACT

Eventration of the diaphragm with gastric volvulus is uncommon. Gastric perforation in these cases is rare and usually associated with acute gastric volvulus with strangulation. We describe a case of diaphragmatic eventration with chronic gastric volvulus with gastric perforation without strangulation in an elderly man.


 

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