PMID: 44646Dec 1, 1979

Injuries of stomach (author's transl)

Aktuelle Traumatologie
I Alawneh


Rupture of the stomach occurs in between 0.8 to 1.7% of cases of blunt trauma of the abdomen. Isolated injuries of the stomach are rare, we have found 62 cases in the medical literature. In most cases (59--75%) the injured stomach was full. Diagnosis is by means of clinical symptoms, X-ray, and peritoneal lavage. Therapy consists of operative oversewing and possible application of anastomosis. Three of our cases are described and the literature is reviewed. The mortality rate is 32%.

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