Yu Y, Shi Y, Li Q, Zhang Y (2018) A Case of Gastric Obstruction: A Giant Stomach. Clin Med Img Lib 4:121.


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IMAGE ARTICLE | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2474-3682/1510121

A Case of Gastric Obstruction: A Giant Stomach

Yao Yu1, Yingzuo Shi2, Quan Li3 and Yisen Zhang2*

1Department of Orthopedic, Affiliated Hospital of Jiangsu University, School of Medicine, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China

2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Wuxi Children's Hospital, Wuxi, China

3Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China


A seventeen-month-old boy presented with a seven-day history of vomit and abdominal pain. After treatment of prokinetics agents, his symptoms of vomiting remitted. However, he began to have continuous abdominal distension with worse mental status and his stomach is giant. Gastric obstruction was caused by eating myrica rubra. The patient have congenital malformation which make the condition even worse. Gastric obstruction complicated with congenital malformation is easy to be misdiagnosed in children and the key to improve poor clinical outcome is early diagnosis and treatment.