Gastric volvulus: acute and chronic presentation.Clin Imaging. 2003 Jul-Aug; 27(4):265-8.CI
Diaphragmatic hernia may be congenital or traumatic in origin. Traumatic hernia may menifest immediately or several months/years after the incident. Congenital hernia usually manifests in the early years of life. Diaphragmatic hernia may be complicated by gastric volvulus. Acute gastric volvulus is surgical emergency where as chronic gastric volvulus presents with nonspecific abdominal symptoms. Diagnosis of gastric volvulus is difficult and is based on imaging studies. We describe four cases of diaphragmatic hernia complicated by gastric volvulus, diagnosed on imaging and managed surgically.