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Emphysematous Gastritis with Delayed Gastric Perforation.
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PMID:  23307314     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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INTRODUCTION: Emphysematous gastritis (EG) is a rare infection of the stomach caused by gas-producing organisms. It is often associated with high mortality, and operative intervention is avoided unless medical management fails to control sepsis, or patients develop gastric perforation. DISCUSSION: We present the case of a 24-year-old female with poorly controlled diabetes who presented with persistent vomiting and severe hyperglycemia. Prompt diagnosis of EG was obtained when computed tomography of the abdomen revealed gas throughout her stomach wall and portal venous system. She was treated with antibiotics, bowel rest, and close observation. The patient returned with contained gastric perforation and was successfully managed without surgery. This case demonstrates that delayed gastric perforation as a complication of EG can be successfully managed without surgery, and in selected cases, gastric perforation is not an absolute indication for surgery.
Authors:
Blair A Wormer; Gamal Mostafa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4626     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastrointest. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706084     Medline TA:  J Gastrointest Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1025 Morehead Medical Drive, Suite 300, Charlotte, 28203, NC, USA, blair.wormer@carolinas.org.
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