Familial occurrence of intrathoracic gastric volvulus

Robert L. Yin, Thomas V. Nowak

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This report describes the first documented familial occurrence of gastric volvulus in two consecutive generations. Consideration is given to familial transmission of other foregut disorders. The report reviews the different types of gastric volvulus and considers their pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1483-1486
Number of pages4
JournalDigestive diseases and sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • gastric volvulus
  • genetic gastrointestinal disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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