Gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV)

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  • View:
    Right lateral

  • Defining characteristics:
    Dilation of the stomach with evidence of rotation on its axis (displacement of the pylorus in the dorsal abdomen)

  • Common differential diagnoses:
    Gastric dilation volvulus
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  • Helpful additional data:
    Has there been unproductive vomiting or retching? How long?

  • Commonly associated diagnostics:
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  • Commonly associated treatments:
    Stabilize the patient (IV catheter and fluids), consider decompression (needle or stomach tube), discuss surgical options

  • Commonly associated home care:
    Based on primary

*SignalCare MDB = CBC/Chemistry/Urinalysis/Thoracic ultrasound/Abdominal ultrasound