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Gastric emphysema a spectrum of pneumatosis intestinalis: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25093129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The finding of gas within the gastric wall is not a disease by itself, rather than a sign of an underlying condition which could be systemic or gastric. We present the case of a woman identified with gastric emphysema secondary to the administration of high doses of steroids, with the purpose of differentiating emphysematous gastritis versus gastric emphysema due to the divergent prognostic implications. Gastric emphysema entails a more benign course, opposed to emphysematous gastritis which often presents as an acute abdomen and carries a worse prognosis. Owing to the lack of established diagnostic criteria, computed tomography is the assessment method of choice. Currently no guidelines are available for the management of this entity, since the evidence is limited to a few case series and a considerable number of single case reports.
Authors:
Guillermo López-Medina; Roxana Castillo Díaz de León; Alberto Carlos Heredia-Salazar; Daniel Ramón Hernández-Salcedo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-07-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in gastrointestinal medicine     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  2090-6528     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Gastrointest Med     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-08-05     Completed Date:  2014-08-05     Revised Date:  2014-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101580185     Medline TA:  Case Rep Gastrointest Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  891360     Citation Subset:  -    
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