Stomach
Other nonneoplastic lesions
Gastric dilation

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 2 November 2018, last major update July 2012

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Weisenberg, E. Gastric dilation. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/stomachgastricdilation.html. Accessed December 16th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Due to gastric outlet obstruction or paralytic ileus
  • Stomach may contain 10 L of fluid, rarely ruptures
  • Newborns rarely have spontaneously perforation due to trauma of labor and delivery, older patients from severe vomiting, CPR