Gas within the wall of the stomach due to emphysematous gastritis: case report and review

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2002 Oct;14(10):1155-60. doi: 10.1097/00042737-200210000-00018.


Emphysematous gastritis is a rare variant of phlegmonous gastritis due to invasion of the stomach wall by gas-forming bacteria. We present a case of emphysematous gastritis in a 66-year-old woman admitted with septicaemia, and a review of gas in the wall of the stomach is given with focus on emphysematous gastritis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Emphysema / complications*
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Gastritis / complications*
  • Humans
  • Sepsis / complications*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / complications*
  • Staphylococcus aureus