Case Report

Acute mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus on computed tomography

Aadil Ahmed
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 17, No 1 | a206 | DOI: | © 2013 Aadil Ahmed | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 February 2013 | Published: 05 March 2013

About the author(s)

Aadil Ahmed, Radiologist at Visser,Erasmus, Vawda & Partners, Port Elizabeth, South Africa


Acute gastric volvulus is a rare, but potentially life-threatening, cause of upper gastro-intestinal obstruction. The diagnosis can prove clinically challenging, and hence there is increased reliance on imaging. There are different types of gastric volvulus, with the variant presented in our case being the less commonly encountered mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus. Some of the CT features of gastric volvulus are described, and the usefulness of CT in assisting with the diagnosis is highlighted.


Abdomen, Body CT, Gastrointestinal tract, gastrointestinal imaging


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