CASE HISTORY – June 2020

Gastric perforation as a cause of acute abdomen after caesarean section – diagnostic difficulties. A case report

Authors: Hanna Kadri Laas, Silja Ostrat, Mariann Rugo

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Gastric perforation is a rare cause of acute abdomen in puerperium. Its non-specific symptomatology may cause difficulties in diagnostics. The majority of common diagnostic methods can be misleading due to physiological pneumoperitoneum present after caesarean section. Based on a literature review, this case report gives a survey of the problems related to the diagnosis of gastric perforation in puerperium.