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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 14(5); 2003 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2003;14(5): 694-696.
A Case of Gastric Rupture and Pneumoperitoneum after Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Acute Myocardial Infarction
Yong Bum Cho, Jae Woong Choi, Chang Sup Song, Sung Kee Ryu, Du Young Hwang
1Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji Medical School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jyb1133@eulji.or.kr
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Nowon Eulji Medical Center, Eulji Medical School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Latrogenic gastric rupture is a rarely reported complication of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Rupture can occur during chest compressions when the stomach is overinflated due to difficult airway management or esophageal intubation. The prognosis of gastric rupture is generally poor, so patients should undergo surgical treatment as soon as possible. We present the case report of a patient with an acute myocardial infarction who experienced gastric perforation and pneumoperitoneum after cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Key words: Gastric rupture, Pneumoperitoneum, Myocardial Infarction, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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