MICHAEL R. MASTRANGELO, M.D.; EDWARD W. MOORE, M.D.
Spontaneous rupture of the stomach is a rare event that usually is fatal. We report the case of a patient in whom rupture occurred within 1 minute after ingestion of a label-recommended dose of sodium bicarbonate. The patient had surgery and survived. This is the fifth such case reported in the literature.
A 31-year-old white man was apparently in excellent health before the present illness. He had no history of peptic ulcer disease, abdominal trauma, or surgery. At approximately 2000 h on 25 June 1981, the patient began eating dinner at a Mexican restaurant. He had two margueritas, an order
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MASTRANGELO MR, MOORE EW. Spontaneous Rupture of the Stomach in a Healthy Adult Man After Sodium Bicarbonate Ingestion. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:649-650. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-5-649
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(5):649-650.
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