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Gastric rupture secondary to successful Heimlich manoeuvre.
  1. A. Majumdar,
  2. P. C. Sedman
  1. Department of Surgery, Hull Royal Infirmary, UK.


    A fatal case of gastric rupture following the Heimlich manoeuvre is reported. This life-threatening complication has only been reported previously in seven patients with a high mortality rate. All patients should be assessed immediately following this manoeuvre for any potentially life-threatening complications.

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