[Haemoperitoneum secondary to avulsed short gastric arteries after vomiting]

Chir Ital. Mar-Apr 2009;61(2):237-40.
[Article in Italian]


We present the case of a rare and serious complication of vomiting. A 25-year-old man presented to the emergency room with acute abdomen secondary to haemoperitoneum. There was no evidence or history of trauma in the previous 30 days. The only antecedent was a history of violent vomiting in the afternoon. Laparoscopy showed a massive haemoperitoneum secondary to avulsed short gastric arteries.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen, Acute / diagnosis
  • Abdomen, Acute / etiology*
  • Abdomen, Acute / surgery
  • Adult
  • Arteries / injuries
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Hemoperitoneum / complications*
  • Hemoperitoneum / diagnosis
  • Hemoperitoneum / etiology
  • Hemoperitoneum / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Stomach / blood supply*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vomiting / complications*