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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 847238, 3 pages
Case Report

Gastric Necrosis due to Acute Massive Gastric Dilatation

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, 53100 Rize, Turkey

Received 7 June 2013; Revised 28 June 2013; Accepted 12 July 2013

Academic Editor: Yasuhiko Sugawara

Copyright © 2013 Ibrahim Aydin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Gastric necrosis due to acute massive gastric dilatation is relatively rare. Vascular reasons, herniation, volvulus, acute gastric dilatation, anorexia, and bulimia nervosa play a role in the etiology of the disease. Early diagnosis and treatment are highly important as the associated morbidity and mortality rates are high. In this case report, we present a case of gastric necrosis due to acute gastric dilatation accompanied with the relevant literature.