Irish Journal of Medical Science

, Volume 163, Issue 1, pp 28–29 | Cite as

Gastric volvulus: An unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleeding

  • D. B. Stafford Johnson
  • S. Kee
  • M. J. Ryan


A 61-year old man presented with melaena caused by a gastric volvulus. Plain chest radiograph and barium studies of the small bowel proved to be very useful in demonstrating the lesion. The gastric volvulus was reduced at laparotomy and the patient has remained well over a follow-up period of one year.


Hiatus Hernia Gastric Antrum Diaphragmatic Defect Gastric Volvulus Left Hemidiaphragm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. B. Stafford Johnson
    • 1
  • S. Kee
    • 1
  • M. J. Ryan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyBeaumont HospitalDublin 9

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