Gastric dilatation-volvulus syndrome in dogs

      Acute gastric dilatation-volvulus syndrome is a medical and surgical condition caused by several pathophysiologic effects occurring secondary to gastric distention and malpositioning. It occurs most commonly in large deep-chested dogs. Gastric dilatation-volvulus should be differentiated from food engorgement. Food engorgement is caused by the overconsumption of food and can result in severe dilation of the stomach.
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