Gastric rupture with necrosis following acute gastric dilatation: report of a case
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Gastric rupture with necrosis following acute gastric dilatation (AGD) is a rare and potentially fatal event; usually seen in patients with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia. A 12-year-old lean boy with no remarkable medical history was brought to our Emergency Department suffering acute abdominal symptoms. Emergency laparotomy revealed massive gastric dilatation and partial necrosis, with rupture of the anterior wall of the fundus of the stomach. We performed partial gastrectomy and the patient recovered uneventfully. We report this case to demonstrate that AGD and subsequent gastric rupture can occur in patients without any underlying disorders and that just a low body mass index is a risk factor for this potentially fatal condition.
KeywordsAcute gastric dilatation Gastric rupture Gastric necrosis Anorexia nervosa Bulimia
Conflict of interest
Takehiro Mishima and his co-authors declare no conflict of interest.
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