TITLE

Tension gastrothorax: a life-threatening cause of acute abdominal pain

AUTHOR(S)
Yuan Kao; Wei-Jing Lee; Hung-Jung Lin
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/28/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 9, p983
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a clinical study regarding tension gastrothorax. It features a clinical case wherein the patient suffered from multiple outer and inner injuries in his chest and ribs, and has a traumatic rupture of the diaphragm. It states the association of tension gastrothorax with surgical procedures and defects in the diaphragm. It suggests that emergency nasogastric tube placement can help in managing this life-threatening condition.
ACCESSION #
38217646

 

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