‘Quality and Safety in Medicine’ Series: Gastric ischaemia following a fall

Having an open mind:
This case is of a gentleman with a series of unusual complications of a fall. The patient is managed by sequential teams of doctors of different specialisms and reflects, very much, the workings of the modern NHS. The presentation, alone, is unusual but the treatment at each stage and the response of the teams to each complication is of note. The final decision – urgent laparotomy -reveals all.

Seema Biswas

Gastric ischaemia following a fall