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Surgery Today

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 302–304 | Cite as

Gastric Necrosis and Perforation Caused by Acute Gastric Dilatation: Report of a Case

  • Mustafa Turan
  • Metin Şen
  • Emel Canbay
  • Kursat Karadayi
  • Esin Yildiz

Abstract.

We report the case of an 18-year-old, mentally retarded boy who suffered acute abdominal symptoms and signs after eating a heavy meal. Laparotomy showed massive gastric dilatation with near-total infarction and perforation. Total gastrectomy and esophagojejunostomy were performed, but the patient died a few hours after the operation.

Key words Stomach Necrosis Bulimia 

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© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mustafa Turan
    • 1
  • Metin Şen
    • 1
  • Emel Canbay
    • 1
  • Kursat Karadayi
    • 1
  • Esin Yildiz
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of  General Surgery andTR
  2. 2. Pathology, Cumhuriyet University Faculty of Medicine, 58140 Sivas, TurkeyTR

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