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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 239-240
Massive air shadow in the abdomen


Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Children's Hospital and The Institute of Child Health, Lahore, Pakistan

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Mirza B, Ijaz L, Qureshi A, Sheikh A. Massive air shadow in the abdomen. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2010;16:239-40

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Mirza B, Ijaz L, Qureshi A, Sheikh A. Massive air shadow in the abdomen. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Jun 6];16:239-40. Available from: http://www.saudijgastro.com/text.asp?2010/16/3/239/65190


A two-month-old male infant presented in surgical emergency of our institution, with complaints of excessive crying, epigastric swelling and non bilious vomiting of one day. There was no history of such events before. On clinical examination, the infant was febrile with a temperature of 100F, a pulse of 110/min, respiratory rate 30/min and BP within normal range. The epigastrium revealed fullness and tenderness on palpation. Bowel sounds were audible. X-ray abdomen erect was performed with AP and lateral views [Figure 1] and [Figure 2].


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2.Karande TP, Oak SN, Karmarkar SJ, Kulkarni BK, Deshmukh SS. Gastric volvulus in childhood. J Postgrad Med 1997;43:46.  Back to cited text no. 2  [PUBMED]  Medknow Journal  
3.Singal AK, Vignesh KG, Matthai J. Acute gastric volvulus secondary to eventration of the diaphragm in a child. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2006;11:44-6.  Back to cited text no. 3    Medknow Journal  
4.Kshirsagar AY, Shinde SL, Ahire MD, Langade YB. Congenital paraesophageal hiatus hernia with gastric volvulus. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2008;13:36-7.  Back to cited text no. 4  [PUBMED]  Medknow Journal  

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Bilal Mirza
Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Children's Hospital and The Institute of Child Health, Lahore
Pakistan
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.65190

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