Sudden unexpected death due to rupture of the stomach

Takaki Ishikawa, Satoru Miyaishi, Yuji Yamamoto, Kei Yoshitome, Sachiyo Inagaki, Hideo Ishizu

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Abstract

We report a case of sudden unexpected death due to rupture of the stomach. A 49-year-old man was found dead in a public lavatory. Autopsy findings revealed two rupture wounds measuring 14 cm and 6 cm located in the fundus of stomach at the side of the greater curvature despite of any superficial injury. The deceased had an ulcer in the lesser curvature of stomach, and dilation in this area was expected to be impaired. Under this condition, excessive over-eating resulting in over-extension of the stomach wall at the greater curvature was speculated to have caused stomach rupture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalLegal Medicine
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

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Stomach Rupture
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Ulcer
Rupture
Autopsy
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Keywords

  • Gastric rupture
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Overextension of gastric wall
  • Unexpected sudden death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Sudden unexpected death due to rupture of the stomach. / Ishikawa, Takaki; Miyaishi, Satoru; Yamamoto, Yuji; Yoshitome, Kei; Inagaki, Sachiyo; Ishizu, Hideo.

In: Legal Medicine, Vol. 5, No. 1, 03.2003, p. 60-64.

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Ishikawa, Takaki ; Miyaishi, Satoru ; Yamamoto, Yuji ; Yoshitome, Kei ; Inagaki, Sachiyo ; Ishizu, Hideo. / Sudden unexpected death due to rupture of the stomach. In: Legal Medicine. 2003 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 60-64.
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