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Gastric dilatation and necrosis in bulimia: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1632756     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastric dilatation and perforation is a rare complication in anorexia/bulimia sufferers. We describe a 24 year old female who presented with severe abdominal pain and vomiting, in whom radiographs demonstrated gross gastric dilatation and subsequent perforation. Although gastric perforation is rare, one can anticipate a rising incidence, with the apparent increase in the incidence of bulimia.
C B Beiles; G Rogers; J Upjohn; A G Wise
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australasian radiology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0004-8461     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas Radiol     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-17     Completed Date:  1992-08-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0047441     Medline TA:  Australas Radiol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Preston and Northcote Community Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Bulimia / complications*
Gastric Dilatation / etiology,  radiography*
Stomach Rupture / etiology,  radiography*

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