Gastric volvulus following left pneumonectomy in an adolescent patient

Benjamin A. Farber, Irene Isabel P. Lim, Jennifer M. Murphy, Anita P. Price, Sara J. Abramson, Michael P. La Quaglia

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-450
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor
  • Intrathoracic tissue expander
  • Key words Gastric volvulus
  • Pediatric
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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