Laparoscopic-guided gastropexy for intermittent gastric volvulus
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A 12-year-old girl with acute gastric volvulus associated with severe scoliosis and neurological impairment did well initially with nasogastric tube decompression. To prevent recurrence, anterior gastropexy was performed using percutaneous sutures through the abdominal wall and stomach with the gastroscope in place. Simultaneous laparoscopic guidance was used to ensure that the stomach was fixed in a nonrotated position. One year later, volvulus has not recurred. This method of gastropexy is indicated only in children with intermittent gastric volvulus who do not have an underlying abnormality such as diaphragmatic hernia.
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