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Spontaneous gastric rupture in non-neonatal children: a case report

Spontaneous gastric rupture in non-neonatal children: a case report

Acta Chirurgica Belgica 107(5): 560-563

This case reports an idiopathic gastric rupture in a 3-year-old girl who had an episode of nausea and vomiting after a large meal. Abdominal ultrasound and CT scan revealed free air and fluid in the abdominal cavity, leading to the diagnosis of gastro-intestinal perforation. During emergency surgery, gastric rupture was detected on the anterior wall of the gastric body near the greater curvature and treated by performing a sleeve gastrectomy. The intra-operative course was complicated by a cardiac arrest. The child survived following intensive postoperative care. All articles on spontaneous idiopathic gastric rupture in pre-school age children have only been reported in Japanese and Chinese literature.

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PMID: 18074921

DOI: 10.1080/00015458.2007.11680124

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