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.
- Gastric rupture
- Gastric ulcer
- Overextension of gastric wall
- Unexpected sudden death
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects