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Neonatal acute gastric volvulus
  1. P Manikoth1,
  2. P A K Nair1,
  3. N Zachariah2,
  4. M J Sajwani2
  1. 1Special Care Baby Unit, Department of Child Health, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman; manikoth@omantel.net.om
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Surgery, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman

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    A 5 day old baby boy with persistent bilious vomiting was referred to our neonatal unit. He passed normal stools and his abdomen was soft and non-tender. A plain radiograph of the chest and abdomen (fig 1) showed that the dome of the left diaphragm was elevated, suggesting eventration. The oesophagus was dilated, a gastric air shadow could be seen …

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