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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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GUZMAN, John et al. Gastric perforation associated with the intake of ice cream with liquid nitrogen. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2019, vol.39, n.4, pp.364-366. ISSN 1022-5129.

Liquid nitrogene ingestion is a frecuent cause of gastric perforation. It is unknown how this compound afects the gatrointestinal tissue, it mechanisisms of injury and the clinical consecuences. Nowadays, the use of liquid nitrogene in gastronomy is becoming a tendency, for this reason it is important to identify the potencial healt effects of this compound when is not correctly manipulated. The following article describes a secondary gastric perforation, as a consecuence of the consumption of ice cream prepared with liquid nitrogene.

Keywords : Nitrogen; Intestinal perforation; Abdomen, acute.

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