October 1970

Spontaneous Rupture of the Stomach Following Ingestion of Sodium Bicarbonate

Author Affiliations

Petah Tikva, Israel
From the Department of Surgery A, Beilinson Hospital and the Tel Aviv University Medical School, Petah Tikva, Israel.

Arch Surg. 1970;101(4):532-533. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1970.01340280084022

A case is presented in which spontaneous rupture of the stomach occurred following ingestion of sodium bicarbonate. Only three similar cases have been reported in literature. The relevant literature and the theories concerning the etiology of this phenomenon are reviewed.