Laparoscopic gastropexy in neonatal gastric volvulus

  • Vanda P. Vital Assistente Hospitalar de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Serviço de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Hospital Dona Estefânia, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Sara C. Pereira Interna do Internato Complementar de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Serviço de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Hospital Dona Estefânia, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
  • João M. Henriques Assistente Hospitalar de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Serviço de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Hospital Dona Estefânia, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Paolo Casella Director do Serviço de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Serviço de Cirurgia Pediátrica, Hospital Dona Estefânia, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal

Abstract

Introduction: Gastric volvulus is a rare condition in pediatric age. Acute and recurrent chronic cases are described but the real incidence is unknown. We present the surgical description of a case of a chronic recurrent gastric volvulus, diagnosed in the neonatal period and treated with success by laparoscopy.

Clinical case: Newborn, male, diagnosed with Ebstein anomaly, admitted in the hospital with recurrent non-bilious vomiting, dehydration and loss of weight. The upper gastrointestinal study showed an organoaxial volvulus of the stomach. He was submitted to laparoscopic gastropexy.

Discussion: According to most of the authors the surgical correction of the gastric volvulus is mandatory to prevent recurrences and complications. Laparoscopic gastropexy is a minimally invasive, simple and safe technique.

Keywords: gastric volvulus, laparoscopic gastropexy 

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Published
2012-06-29
How to Cite
VITAL, Vanda P. et al. Laparoscopic gastropexy in neonatal gastric volvulus. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 21, p. 35-39, june 2012. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/49>. Date accessed: 25 june 2024.
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