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Vol. 92. Issue 6.
Pages e33 (June - July 2014)
Vol. 92. Issue 6.
Pages e33 (June - July 2014)
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Gigantic Gastric Retention Due to Bulimic Binge Eating
Estómago de retención gigante por atracones bulímicos
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Carlos García Vásquez
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, Delia Cortes Guiral, Sonia Rivas Fidalgo, Ángel Celdran Uriarte
Servicio de Cirugía General y Aparato Digestivo, Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid, España
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The patient is a 31-year-old woman with a bulimic disorder that was not being monitored by a psychiatrist. She came to our Emergency Department due to abdominal distension and incoercible vomiting after having ingested copious amounts of food on the preceding days. On examination, the abdomen was very distended and showed tension although there was no guarding or peritoneal irritation. She presented acute deterioration of level of consciousness and renal insufficiency. Computed tomography showed a large gastric dilatation (15cm×34cm×22cm) with an estimated volume of 11l (Fig. 1), renal and hepatic infarction, and compression of the small intestine and abdominal aorta (arrow) (Fig. 2). We suctioned 7l of the gastric content, which resulted in improved symptoms and later restitution of the digestive transit.

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Please cite this article as: García Vásquez C, Cortes Guiral D, Rivas Fidalgo S, Celdran Uriarte Á. Estómago de retención gigante por atracones bulímicos. Cir Esp. 2014;92(6):e33.

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