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Computed tomographic evaluation of gastric emphysema--a report of three cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9171793     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present three patients, one male and two females, who had gastric emphysema demonstrated by computed tomography (CT) by chance. All patients had adenocarcinoma of the gastric antrum resulting in gastric outlet obstruction. We have classified these as the obstructive type of gastric emphysema. An additional cause in two of our patients could be a recent biopsy at UGI endoscopy. In one patient the emphysema was localized and the diagnosis could only have been made by CT. The two other patients had the usual pattern of extensive mural gas along the greater and lesser curvature of the stomach while dissection of gas into the retroperitoneum was present in one of them. There were no systemic effects attributable to the emphysema in all three patients. This reinforces the belief that gastric emphysema is not infective in origin.
M F Omojola; M K Pirani; M Sylvén; M al Sebayel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0009-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-12     Completed Date:  1997-06-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Imaging, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / complications
Aged, 80 and over
Emphysema / etiology,  radiography*
Gastric Outlet Obstruction / complications
Middle Aged
Stomach Diseases / etiology,  radiography*
Stomach Neoplasms / complications
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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