Gastric Volvulus: ED Presentation, Evaluation, and Management
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59th Medical Wing San Antonio United States
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Case A 60 year-old male with a past medical history of hypertension presents to the emergency department ED with a chief complaint of severe epigastric pain. The patient looks to be in extreme discomfort, doubled over on the stretcher. The patients wife reports that her husbands symptoms began about one hour after dinner. Review of systems is remarkable for bloating, nausea, and vomiting, but the patient denies radiation of pain and diarrheaconstipation. He denies ever experiencing pain like this current episode. Unsure of the etiology of your patients pain, the acute onset of his symptoms has you concerned. So, you begin to brainstorm the possibilities with particular attention paid to acute abdominal processes.
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