An atypical "Hourglass" stomach due to the presence of an unusual incisure at the greater curvature

B. Satheesha Nayak, Naveen Kumar, M. Bincy, Snigdha Mishra, Srinivasa Rao, Surekha D. Shetty, Jyothsna Patil

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Shape and position of the stomach can vary greatly with or without any physiological disturbances. However some of its rare shapes may result in the formation of volvulus or may increase the risk of gastric ulcer. Variant shapes of the stomach may be of congenital occurrence or are acquired later on in life. We report here an atypical form of hourglass stomach. The stomach in the present case exhibited 2 distinct pouches. The two pouches were formed due to the presence of an unusually deep notch at the greater curvature. Both the pouches communicated with the distal end of the esophagus. This variation is possibly of congenital origin and may lead to radiological misinterpretations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number13
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017



  • Gastric
  • Greater curvature
  • Hourglass
  • Stomach

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  • Medicine(all)

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