Gastric dilatation volvulus: how to manage this life-threatening emergency? Definition, pathophysiology and treatment

Dogs with gastric dilatation-volvulus syndrome (GDV) require immediate medical and surgical care to improve the odds of survival. The etiology of GDV is still generally unknown, although numerous conformational, dietary, and environmental risk factors have been investigated.
Generally, with GDV the stomach rotates in a clockwise direction when viewed from the surgeon’s perspective, the duodenum and pylorus move ventrally and to the left of the midline and become displaced between the esophagus and stomach. The spleen usually is displaced to the right ventral side of the abdomen. Consult quickly this video to know more about the definition, pathophysiology and treatment of GDV and learn how to react quickly!

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Ludivine Boiron

Dr Boiron is currently responsible for the Emergency and Critical Care service and the internship program in the referral clinic Willows situated in Birmingham, in the UK.

She obtained her diploma at the Veterinary School of Lyon in 2009. In the same school, Dr Boiron has realized an internship in medicine and surgery of small companion animals and then occupied during 3 years the function of Consultation Responsible at the SIAMU, the Unity of Critical Care at the school of Lyon. During almost one year, she worked in the Emergency Service in different clinics in France and then moved to the US to realize a specialized internship in Emergency and Critical Care at the UC Davis University in California. She continued this road and completed her education by realizing a Residency in Emergency and Critical care at the Penn University in Philadelphia. 

Dr Boiron has obtained her diploma of the American College of Emergency and Critical Care in 2018. She loves to participate in national and international congresses in relation with her specialty. 

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