Gastric volvulus following left pneumonectomy in an adolescent patient Journal Article


Authors: Farber, B. A.; Lim, I. I. P.; Murphy, J. M.; Price, A. P.; Abramson, S. J.; La Quaglia, M. P.
Article Title: Gastric volvulus following left pneumonectomy in an adolescent patient
Abstract: Gastric volvulus is a rare post-pneumonectomy complication. Although it has been described previously, published cases are limited to an older patient population. We report the youngest case of postpneumonectomy gastric volvulus to date, occurring in an 18-year-old male with a history of inflammatory myofibroblastic pseudotumor who underwent left intrapericardial pneumonectomy, and presented 13 years later with chronic intermittent mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus. While postpneumonectomy gastric volvulus is a rare occurrence, it should remain in the differential diagnosis in postoperative thoracic surgical patients presenting with chest pain. © 2015 The Authors.Published inc.
Keywords: thoracotomy; pneumonectomy; pediatric; inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor; inflammatory pseudotumor; intrathoracic tissue expander; key words gastric volvulus
Journal Title: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Volume: 3
Issue: 10
ISSN: 2213-5766
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2015-10-01
Start Page: 447
End Page: 450
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsc.2015.08.014
PROVIDER: scopus
PMCID: PMC4615600
PUBMED: 26504742
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Notes: Export Date: 2 October 2015 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Anita P Price
    34 Price
  2. Jennifer Michelle Murphy
    11 Murphy
  3. Benjamin Asher Farber
    12 Farber