Spontaneous rupture of the normal stomach after sodium bicarbonate ingestion

J Clin Gastroenterol. 1986 Aug;8(4):454-6. doi: 10.1097/00004836-198608000-00015.


Spontaneous rupture of the normal stomach is an unusual and highly lethal event. We present a case of spontaneous rupture of a normal stomach after ingestion of sodium bicarbonate, and review the seven similar cases previously reported.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bicarbonates / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Sodium / adverse effects*
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Stomach Rupture / chemically induced*


  • Bicarbonates
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Sodium