A case of spontaneous gastric rupture in a 5 years girl

  • D. Salerno UOC di Chirurgia Pediatrica, Azienda Ospedaliera “Pugliese-Ciaccio”, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • G. Raiola UOC di Pediatria, Azienda Ospedaliera “Pugliese-Ciaccio”, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • I. Francica UOC di Chirurgia Pediatrica, Azienda Ospedaliera “Pugliese-Ciaccio”, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • M.C. Galati UOC di Ematoncologia Pediatrica, Azienda Ospedaliera “Pugliese-Ciaccio”, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • V. Talarico | talaricovalentina@gmail.com Pediatria Universitaria, Università “Magna Graecia”, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • M. Aloe Pediatria Universitaria, Università “Magna Graecia”, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • S. Spagnolo Pediatria Universitaria, Università “Magna Graecia”, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • M. Barreca UOC di Pediatria, Azienda Ospedaliera “Pugliese-Ciaccio”, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • G. Gallo UOC di Chirurgia Pediatrica, Azienda Ospedaliera “Pugliese-Ciaccio”, Catanzaro, Italy.
  • L. Tucci UOC di Anatomia Patologica, Azienda Ospedaliera “Pugliese-Ciaccio”, Catanzaro, Italy.

Abstract

We describe a case of spontaneous gastric rupture in a child of 5 years old. The patient reached us in a serious condition; the anamnesis was negative for traumatic events or gastrointestinal disorders. An abdominal X-ray and CT scan revealed free air and fluid in the abdominal cavity, leading to the diagnosis of gastro-intestinal perforation. Submitted to urgent surgery, a rupture of the posterior wall of the stomach was found that was treated with gastrectomy “à la demande”. The surgery follow-up was regular. Morphological and immunohistochemical study showed some muscular abnormalities of the muscular gastric wall.

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2014-06-30
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Gastric rupture, gastrectomy, immunohistochemical study, muscular abnormalities
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Salerno, D., Raiola, G., Francica, I., Galati, M., Talarico, V., Aloe, M., Spagnolo, S., Barreca, M., Gallo, G., & Tucci, L. (2014). A case of spontaneous gastric rupture in a 5 years girl. La Pediatria Medica E Chirurgica, 36(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/pmc.2014.10