Acute gastric dilatation is a rare and life threatening disease. The usual symptoms of acute gastric dilatation can vary and be nonspecific, including acute abdominal pain, abdominal distension, nausea and vomiting. Many aetiologies of acute gastric dilatation are described. This article presents a case of a 13 year old girl who presented in our clinic with acute gastric dilatation after an orthopaedic operation. Clinical signs and a diagnostic pathway are presented in the report. In the early treatment of acute gastric dilatation, nasogastric tube insertion was used for gastric decompression. As a surgical approach jejunostomy insertion was used to ensure enteral feeding. Our case study shows that the optimal treatment for this pathology is mainly conservative.
Field of Science*
- 3.2 Clinical medicine
- 1.4. Reviewed scientific article published in Latvia or abroad in a scientific journal with an editorial board (including university editions)