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Gastric dilatation and circulatory collapse due to eating disorder

Published:November 30, 2012DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2012.10.018
      Anorexia-bulimia is a frequent psychiatric affection in adolescent female populations [
      • Smink F.R.
      • van Hoeken D.
      • Hoek H.W.
      Epidemiology of eating disorders: incidence, prevalence and mortality rates.
      ]. Such eating disorders may have a higher morbi-mortality than usually described in literature. Among frequently encountered complications of this disease, major gastric dilatation can dramatically evolve to death. We present the case of a young woman which presented a rare cause of acute abdominal compartment syndrome.
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