Gastric volvulus: unraveling the diagnosis with MPRs.
Emerg Radiol. 2019 Apr;26(2):221-225. doi: 10.1007/s10140-019-01669-0. Epub 2019 Jan 14.
Verde F1, Hawasli H2, Johnson PT2, Fishman EK2.
Gastric volvulus is a rare entity with a spectrum of acute and chronic clinical presentations. Body radiologists must be cognizant of the subtypes of gastric volvulus and identify potential complications. Mortality can be high if unrecognized from gastric necrosis, perforation, and sepsis. CT with multiplanar reformations is critical for complete evaluation beyond radiography and fluoroscopy. This article reviews clinical and imaging features of uncomplicated and complicated gastric volvulus, with the aim of guiding appropriate management.