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Massive gastric dilatation in bulimic patient

Authors:

M Antic ,

Department of Radiology, Brussels University Hospital, Jette, Belgium, BE
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K Moshirian Ghodduci,

Department of Radiology, Brussels University Hospital, Jette, Belgium, BE
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C Brussaard,

Department of Radiology, Brussels University Hospital, Jette, Belgium, BE
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J de Mey

Department of Radiology, Brussels University Hospital, Jette, Belgium, BE
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Abstract

Background: A 19-year-old patient presented to the emergency department with abdominal pain, inability to vomit and pain and parasthesia in her left leg. Her abdominal complaints began the evening before after drinking a large amount of milk and water. At that time she had bowel distention with inability to vomit and her symptoms intensified. The patient was a known bulimic with a tendency to ingest large amounts of food and vomit. CT scan of the abdomen was performed on admission, and repeated after gastric decompression after insertion of a nasogastric tube which drained 8 litres of fluid. The following day, the CT scan was repeated.

How to Cite: Antic, M. et al., (2014). Massive gastric dilatation in bulimic patient. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 97(3), pp.136–137. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.48
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Published on 01 May 2014.
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