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The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 195–199 | Cite as

Emphysematous gastritis secondary to lye ingestion

Report of a case
  • Harris R. Clearfield
  • Young Ho Shin
  • Beatrice K. Schreibman
Case Reports

Summary

This case of emphysematous gastritis emphasizes the effect that alkali ingestion may have on the stomach as well as on the esophagus. Roentgenogram examination provided a specific diagnosis. The esophageal and gastric lesions proceeded to stricture formation in spite of corticosteroid therapy.

Keywords

Public Health Corticosteroid Gastritis Corticosteroid Therapy Specific Diagnosis 
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© Hoeber Medical Division • Harper & Row, Publishers, Incorporated 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harris R. Clearfield
    • 1
  • Young Ho Shin
    • 1
  • Beatrice K. Schreibman
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Departments of Medicine and RadiologyEpiscopal Hospital of Philadelphia

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