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Flashcards in Ch. 329.4 - Gastric Volvulus Deck (5):
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Occurs when 1 of the ligaments that tether the stomach is absent or elongated, allowing the stomach to rotate around itself

Volvulus

2

Organoaxial volvulus occurs when the stomach rotates along its ___ axis

Longitudinal

3

Mesenteroaxial volvulus occurs when the stomach rotates along its ___ axis

Transverse

4

Erect abdominal films of mesenteroaxial volvulus demonstrate ___

Double fluid level with a characteristic "beak" near the lower esophageal junction, with stomach lying on a VERTICAL plane

5

Abdominal films of organoaxial volvulus demonstrate ___

Single air-fluid level without a characteristic beak, and with the stomach lying on a horizontal plane