Spontaneous rupture of the stomach: A complication of bulimia

Michael Breslow, Alayne Yates, Catherine Shisslak

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Spontaneous rupture of the stomach is an uncommon and often lethal con‐ dition. Although it has never before been attributed to bulimia, a number of previously reported cases have occurred in women who have eaten heavily. A case is presented in which rupture of the stomach clearly followed bingeing in a bulimic patient. The mechanism by which this could occur and the ram‐ ifications for treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-142
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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