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A case of spontaneous gastric rupture in a 5 years girl

D. Salerno, G. Raiola, I. Francica, M.C. Galati, V. Talarico, M. Aloe, S. Spagnolo, M. Barreca, G. Gallo, L. Tucci
  • 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
  • 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.

Keywords

Gastric rupture, gastrectomy, immunohistochemical study, muscular abnormalities

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