J Korean Soc Emerg Med.  2016 Dec;27(6):633-637. 10.0000/jksem.2016.27.6.633.

A Rare Case of Life-threatening Sudden-onset Spontaneous Gastric Perforation in a 13-Year-Old Boy

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Pusan National University Children's Hospital, Yangsan, Korea. moonmissing@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Surgery, Pusan National University Children's Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.
  • 3Department of Radiology, Pusan National University Children's Hospital, Yangsan, Korea.

Abstract

Spontaneous gastric perforation in a healthy child is extremely rare; however, its outcome can be life-threatening. Gastric perforation may be caused by inflammation, mechanical injury, ingestion, and vascular compromise. We report a rare case of gastric perforation with unfavorable results in a 13-year-old, previously healthy, boy. We conclude that acute gastric volvulus is a possible cause of gastric perforation in this case.

Keyword

Intestinal perforation; Stomach volvulus; Child

MeSH Terms

Adolescent*
Child
Eating
Humans
Inflammation
Intestinal Perforation
Male*
Stomach Volvulus
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