[Postsplenectomy gastric fistula: report of a case].

Gastric perforation following splenectomy is a rare complication occurring in less than 1% of patients and it is mainly associated with iatrogenic injury to the greater curvature of the stomach. The authors report a case of gastric fistula in a patient who underwent splenectomy for blunt abdominal trauma and discuss the main etiopathogenic and diagnostic aspects.
AuthorsM Steinman, E Steinman, R S Pogetti, P D Branco, D Birolini
JournalRevista do Hospital das Clínicas (Rev Hosp Clin Fac Med Sao Paulo) 1993 Sep-Oct Vol. 48 Issue 5 Pg. 228-30 ISSN: 0041-8781 [Print] BRAZIL
Vernacular TitleFístula gástrica pós-esplenectomia relato de caso.
PMID8165409 (Publication Type: Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article)
  • Abdominal Injuries (complications, surgery)
  • Gastric Fistula (etiology)
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Splenectomy (adverse effects)

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