Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy as a Good Surgical Alternative in Gastric Volvulus Caused by Diaphragmatic Eventration
Gastrosurgery Department, Angeles Leon Hospital, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ramiro Galvez-Valdovinos
Gastrosurgery Department, Division of Laparoscopic Surgery
Hospital Angeles Leon, Av. Cerro Gordo No. 311
Col. Lomas del Campestre, León, Gto C. P. 37150, México
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 13, 2016; Accepted May 23, 2016; Published May 26, 2016
Citation: Galvez-Valdovinos R (2016) Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy as a Good Surgical Alternative in Gastric Volvulus Caused by Diaphragmatic Eventration. J Pain Relief 5:248.doi:10.4172/2167-0846.1000248
Copyright: © 2016 Galvez-Valdovinos R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Acute gastric volvulus is a rare but potentially life-threatening cause of upper gastrointestinal obstruction. Therefore, emergency physicians must maintain a high index of suspicion when patients present signs and symptoms suggesting foregut occlusion. Surgical treatment of gastric volvulus, secondary to diaphragmatic eventration, can vary with no standard routines. In this communication, we discuss the value of a laparoscopic gastric sleeve to prevent recurrence.