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n SA Journal of Radiology - Intramural gastric air - gastric pneumatosis or emphysematous gastritis? : case report

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Abstract

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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2007-09-01
2016-12-06
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