Compressive shock resulting from gastric distension after arterial switch operation: a case report

  • Chidibere Peter Echieh
  • Muthu Jothi
  • C.I. Nwagboso
  • S.O. Ogbudu
  • N.J. Eze
  • C.I. Echieh

Abstract

Compressive shock is an important cause of reversible cardiovascular compromise. Abdominal causes of compressive shock have been known to be difficult to diagnose. We report our experience in the management of compressive shock resulting from gastric distension. We consider gastric distension to be an unusual cause of compressive shock. Immediate relief of intra-abdominal tension is key in the management.
Published
2018-08-07
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2667-0526
print ISSN: 1115-2613