Short gastric artery perforation after use of 'ecstasy'

Williams, A.; Segal, O.; Andrews, B.
October 1998
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Oct1998, Vol. 91 Issue 10, p541
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of gastric artery rupture after the use of ecstasy in a 23-year old man. The man reported severe epigastric pain radiating to the back after taking ecstasy. On examination the abdomen was found rigid and bowel sounds were absent. One of the short gastric arteries was ruptured. However, he recovered after laparotomy.


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