(1) St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
(2) St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India
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The presence of air within the wall of hollow viscous is an unusual finding and the stomach is very rare site for presence of intramural case. Emphysematous gastritis is a rare and severe form of phlegmonous gastritis. We report a rare case of emphysematous gastritis.
A 19 year old male who presented with history of upper abdominal pain and vomiting. The patient’s plain radiograph and CT scan showed presence of air in the stomach wall. Exploratory laparotomy showed gangrene of greater curvature of the stomach. He underwent sleeve gastrectomy.
Emphysematous gastritis is a severe and rare condition that requires early recognition and aggressive management. This condition is associated with high mortality.