Perforation of the stomach
A perforation of the stomach means a hole in the stomach has been created, from which the contents of the stomach spill in the space between other organs in the abdomen.
Symptoms may include: severe sudden stomach pain, chills, fever, nausea, vomiting. Pain is immediate and very strong, and usually begins while the patient is completely at rest.
In order to determine the diagnosis of perforation of the stomach an X-ray for air fluid levels in the stomach and abdominal ultrasound is recommended.