What is a stomach twist?
The stomach and its position
The stomach is a flexible organ that hangs horizontally in the abdominal cavity like a sac. Its position is stabilized by the esophagus at the front and the intestine at the back. The suspension is deliberately kept loose so that the stomach can easily expand when eating.
The problem of gastric torsion
A torsion in the stomach causes the stomach to roll over on its own longitudinal axis. This twists the blood supply and nerves, as well as the esophagus and intestines, like wringing out a wet towel. The spleen and pancreas can also be damaged and die.