Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Print version ISSN 0100-6991
SAAD-HOSSNE, Rogerio et al. Barogenic rupture of the stomach. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2007, vol.34, n.2, pp. 138-139. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912007000200016.
Barogenic rupture of the stomach is a rare complication following cardiopulmonary resuscitation, administration of nasal oxygen by catheter and diving accidents. We report a case of gastric barotrauma following oroesophageal intubation. In most cases, the tears occur along the lesser curvature, what have been already attributed to Laplace's formula and, more recently, to morphological features of the stomach.
Keywords : Stomach rupture; Intubation; Barotrauma.