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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021, 9(12), 714-716
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-12-13
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Non-Operative Management of Emphysematous Gastritis: A Case Report

Jake Corman1, Eric Mulkey1, Gregory Stewart1, and Sandeep Malhotra1

1Garnet Health Medical Center, Middletown, NY, USA

Pub. Date: September 14, 2021

Cite this paper:
Jake Corman, Eric Mulkey, Gregory Stewart and Sandeep Malhotra. Non-Operative Management of Emphysematous Gastritis: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2021; 9(12):714-716. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-9-12-13


Gastric pneumatosis, air within the gastric wall, is a rare finding on imaging. Gastric pneumatosis is seen in both benign and life-threatening conditions. Emphysematous gastritis is a rare, and potentially life-threatening, form of gastritis. Early and effective non-operative management with bowel rest, nutritional support, intravenous hydration, and intravenous broad-spectrum antibiotics is a reasonable option for management of emphysematous gastritis. There is still no consensus and strict guidelines in management of emphysematous gastritis, but as this and a handful of other case reports show, immediate surgical intervention may not always be the answer.

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