Acute Giant Gastric Volvulus Causing Cardiac Tamponade


Acute gastric volvulus is an uncommon condition which is rarely associated with cardiac impairment. We report a patient with an acute giant gastric volvulus causing cardiac tamponade. Prompt decompression was unsuccessful and the patient died prior to definitive treatment.

DOI: 10.1007/s11605-009-1136-8

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@article{Williamson2009AcuteGG, title={Acute Giant Gastric Volvulus Causing Cardiac Tamponade}, author={James Matthew Lloyd Williamson and Richard S. J. Dalton and David Mahon}, journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery}, year={2009}, volume={14}, pages={1199-1200} }