Gastric necrosis and perforation caused by acute gastric dilatation: Report of a case

Turan M., Sen M., Canbay E., Karadayi K., Yildiz E.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.33, no.4, pp.302-304, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s005950300068
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.302-304


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.