Gastric outlet obstruction due to starch granuloma and peritonitis

Z. Steiner, J. Mogilner*, Y. Bahar

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Starch peritonitis (SP), is a relatively rare surgical complication. This together with a puzzling acute clinical pattern, makes diagnosis more difficult. We describe a child who developed a full blown SP mimicking gastric outlet obstruction, 3 weeks after an antireflux procedure. We would like to stress the importance of making the correct preoperative diagnosis, in order to spare the patient an unnecessary operation. This may be difficult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • granuloma
  • peritonitis
  • starch


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