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

Surg Today. 2003;33(4):302-4. doi: 10.1007/s005950300068.

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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Comorbidity
  • Dilatation, Pathologic
  • Eating
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Gastrectomy
  • Humans
  • Infarction / complications*
  • Infarction / epidemiology
  • Infarction / surgery
  • Intellectual Disability / epidemiology
  • Jejunostomy
  • Male
  • Necrosis
  • Pressure
  • Stomach / blood supply*
  • Stomach / pathology*