Acute gastric dilation leading to ischemia of the stomach is an underdiagnosed condition and can be potentially fatal. It can occur in various medical and surgical conditions such as post operative state, trauma, anorexia, spinal abnormalities, diabetes mellitus and electrolyte imbalance. Without proper and timely diagnosis and treatment, gastric perforation and hemorrhage can occur. In this report, we present a case of acute massive gastric dilation in a settling of type II diabetes mellitus and urosepsis. We will also present a review of literature and management options for such condition. Our report highlights the need for high index of suspicion and early intervention to avoid life threatening complications.
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Kumar, K. , Assadi, R. , Khalid, M. , Ibrahim, M. , Singh, H. , Lamichhane, S. and Basha, S. (2015) Acute Massive Gastric Dialation—A Case Report. International Journal of Clinical Medicine
, 407-410. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2015.66053
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