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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-40

Gastric gangrene due to acute necrotizing gastritis


Department of General Surgery, Kurnool Medical College and Government General Hospital, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Hari Charan Perigela
Associate Professor of Surgery, Kurnool Medical College and Government General Hospital, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh - 518 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.128429

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Gangrene of the stomach is a rare, often fatal disease which may be due to vascular, chemical, mechanical, or infectious etiologies. We report a case of gastric gangrene due to acute necrotizing gastritis in a 60-year-old male. 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, and nonviable gastric tissue.


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