Traumatic gastric rupture following blunt abdominal trauma: a case report about an atypical modality of presentation

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Dario Giambelluca
Dario Picone
Natalino Carmelo Pennisi
Bruno Luciani
Giuseppe Lo Re *
Placido Romeo
(*) Corresponding Author:
Giuseppe Lo Re | giuseppe.lore12@gmail.com

Abstract

Gastric rupture following blunt abdominal trauma is a rare presentation with a reported incidence of 0.02-1.7% in current literature. Traumatic gastric rupture is usually associated with other visceral injuries, such as splenic lesions and fractures. Prompt diagnosis and early intervention reduce mortality and morbidity. History of a recent meal has been implicated in traumatic gastric rupture. We report a case of blunt abdominal trauma with an isolated gastric rupture after a motor vehicle accident, managed successfully without any post-operative morbidity and mortality.

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Dario Giambelluca, Department of Radiology, University Hospital Paolo Giaccone, Palermo

Department of Radiology, Policlinico Universitario Paolo Giaccone, Via del Vespro, 129, 90127 Palermo, Italy