Emerg Med J 30:605 doi:10.1136/emj.2010.099010
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Acute gastric dilatation in a young woman

  1. Chen-Wang Chang1,2
  1. 1Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan
  2. 2Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taipei, Taiwan
  3. 3Department of General Surgery, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chen-Wang Chang, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, No.92, Sec. 2, Chung-Shan North Road, Taipei 104, Taiwan; mky378{at}
  • Accepted 27 May 2010
  • Published Online First 25 March 2011


A 28-year-old woman presented with no history of psychiatric disorder or major systemic disease. She had abdominal distension with vomiting after a large meal in an ‘all you can eat’ restaurant. The abdomen plain film and CT demonstrated severe distension of stomach in …

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