Gangrene of the stomach: a case of acute necrotizing gastritis.

Of the several causes of gastric necrosis, the rarest is acute necrotizing gastritis which appears to be a variant of phlegmonous gastritis. In acute necrotizing gastritis all four major gastric vessels are patent, but gastric gangrene occurs secondary to an over-whelming necrobiotic infection. The case presented herein is of unusual interest because it appears to be only the third reported case of acute necrotizing gastritis with overt gangrene of the stomach. Review of the literature on suppurative gastritis emphasizes the rarity and high morbidity of acute necrotizing gastritis; the patient reported on in this study, however, survived after subtotal gastrectomy and antibiotic therapy. It is our opinion that debridement by gastrectomy must be performed in those patients with transmural, diffusely infected, nonviable gastric tissue.
AuthorsR J Strauss, M Friedman, N Platt, W Gassner, L Wise
JournalAmerican journal of surgery (Am J Surg) Vol. 135 Issue 2 Pg. 253-7 (Feb 1978) ISSN: 0002-9610 [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID626304 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
  • Female
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastritis (pathology, radiography, surgery)
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Necrosis

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