CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology 2019; 02(02): 151-154
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1696082
Case Report
Indian Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology

Gastric Pneumatosis: Emphysematous Gastritis versus Gastric Emphysema

Amit Kumar Paliwal
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Military Hospital Dehradun, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
,
Sachin Girdhar
2  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Military Hospital Gaya, Gaya, Bihar, India
,
Somali Pattanayak
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Military Hospital Dehradun, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
,
Brajesh Kumar
3  Department of Surgery, Military Hospital Dehradun, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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Publication History

Received: 07 July 2019

Accepted after revision: 09 July 2019

Publication Date:
01 October 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

Presence of air in the wall of the stomach is known as gastric pneumatosis. It may be associated with a benign condition like gastric emphysema (GE) to life threatening condition emphysematous gastritis (EG). Differentiation between two entities based on clinical presentation, predisposing factors, and radiological findings is important as EG has more complications and higher rates of mortality. The treatment in GE is conservative while treatment in EG is evolving. We present a case of a diabetic patient who developed EG following abdominal surgery and managed conservatively with favorable outcome.