Computed tomography is useful for preoperative workup of gastric rupture caused by blunt trauma

@article{Takabe2009ComputedTI,
  title={Computed tomography is useful for preoperative workup of gastric rupture caused by blunt trauma},
  author={Kazuaki Takabe and Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={1109}
}
We read with interest the article by Ishikawa et al. on gastric rupture that appeared in a recent issue of the Journal. While this article is concise and well illustrated, we would like to make the following comments. Ishikawa described a case that developed multiple ruptures of the stomach after blunt trauma, and reviewed its management. I cannot agree more with the authors to stress the usefulness of computed tomography (CT) on this entity, as we did in our previous report. We emphasized that… CONTINUE READING
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