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Pediatr Emerg Care. 1987 Mar;3(1):24-7.

Gastric perforation following cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a child: report of a case and review of the literature.


We report a case of gastric rupture complicating cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a 13 year old. The tear occurred on the lesser curvature of the stomach as in reported adult cases. A tear was not discovered until autopsy, despite extensive premortem investigation. In a comatose or paralyzed patient, laparotomy may be indicated in the evaluation of pneumoperitoneum following cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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