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SUBCUTANEOUS RUPTURE OF THE STOMACH

SUBCUTANEOUS RUPTURE OF THE STOMACH Subcutaneous rupture of the normal stomach is relatively rare. In a complete review of the literature, Glassman1 was able to collect only fifty-three cases, and he added to this number two of his own. He classified these into three groups. The first group included cases due to severe or moderate trauma, of which there were thirty-two. The one outstanding symptom was shock. However, over 50 per cent showed hematemesis. The second group included those cases in which rupture occurred following very slight trauma. Glassman felt that distention of the stomach was the important predisposing factor in this type. In the third group were cases of spontaneous rupture. Of the fourteen cases collected, all showed a history of overdistention of the stomach due to either overeating or obstruction at the outlet. REPORT OF CASES Case 1.—A girl, aged 17 months, entered the hospital on Feb. 5, 1929, in a moribund http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1930 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1930.01940020110010
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Abstract

Subcutaneous rupture of the normal stomach is relatively rare. In a complete review of the literature, Glassman1 was able to collect only fifty-three cases, and he added to this number two of his own. He classified these into three groups. The first group included cases due to severe or moderate trauma, of which there were thirty-two. The one outstanding symptom was shock. However, over 50 per cent showed hematemesis. The second group included those cases in which rupture occurred following very slight trauma. Glassman felt that distention of the stomach was the important predisposing factor in this type. In the third group were cases of spontaneous rupture. Of the fourteen cases collected, all showed a history of overdistention of the stomach due to either overeating or obstruction at the outlet. REPORT OF CASES Case 1.—A girl, aged 17 months, entered the hospital on Feb. 5, 1929, in a moribund

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American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1930

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