Gastric volvulus with perforation in association with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.Indian J Pediatr. 2004 Oct; 71(10):948.IJ
Gastric volvulus in children is a rare surgical emergency. We describe 2 cases of gastric volvulus with gastric perforation in association with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. One case presented in infancy after recurrent chest infections with intestinal obstruction. The other case presented in the early neonatal period. Both cases underwent laparotomy with repair of the stomach and diaphragm defect. The first case developed pyoperitoneum postoperatively, was reexplored but succumbed to septicaemia. The second baby had a favourable postoperative outcome.