Gastric Volvulus Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Mar 08, 2021
  • Author: William W Hope, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Physical examination findings can often be misleading and nonspecific in patients with gastric volvulus. Secondary to the multiple other more common abdominal conditions that can cause upper abdominal pain, a high index of suspicion, in conjunction with the appropriate imaging studies (see Workup), is often necessary to confirm the diagnosis.

Differential Diagnoses