For citation purposes: Viswanath S, Jain AKC. Emphysematous gastritis: A rare diagnosis with unique presentation. OA Case Reports 2014 Feb 25;3(2):11.

Case report

 
Surgery

Emphysematous gastritis: A rare diagnosis with unique presentation.

S Viswanath, A Jain
 

Authors affiliations

(1) St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India

(2) St John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India

* Corresponding author Email: dramitkumarcj@yahoo.in

Abstract

Introduction

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.

Case report

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.

Conclusion

Emphysematous gastritis is a severe and rare condition that requires early recognition and aggressive management. This condition is associated with high mortality.

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