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

Dario Giambelluca, Dario Picone, Natalino Carmelo Pennisi, Bruno Luciani, Giuseppe Lo Re, Placido Romeo
  • Dario Giambelluca
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital Paolo Giaccone, Palermo, Italy
  • Dario Picone
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital Paolo Giaccone, Palermo, Italy
  • Natalino Carmelo Pennisi
    Department of Radiology, University Hospital Gaetano Martino, Messina, Italy
  • Bruno Luciani
    Department of Radiology, San Vincenzo Hospital, Taormina (ME), Italy
  • Placido Romeo
    Department of Radiology, San Vincenzo Hospital, Taormina (ME), Italy

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.

Keywords

Gastric rupture; Blunt trauma; Abdomen; Abdominal trauma

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