n SA Journal of Radiology - Intramural gastric air - gastric pneumatosis or emphysematous gastritis? : case report
|Article Title||Intramural gastric air - gastric pneumatosis or emphysematous gastritis? : case report|
|Journal||SA Journal of Radiology|
|Author||Werner Harmse, Vicci Smith and Aisne Stoker|
|Publication Date||Sep 2007|
|Pages||57 - 58|
Gas in the wall of the stomach is a rare condition and may be caused by gastric pneumatosis (also known as gastric emphysema) or emphysematous gastritis. We present the case of a 27-year-old white female patient with a history of thoracic and abdominal surgery who presented with intractable vomiting, clinically suspected to be as a result of gastric outlet obstruction. Intramural gastric air was subsequently demonstrated on plain abdominal X-rays, fluoroscopy (water-soluble contrast meal), and on an abdominal CT scan.
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