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


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.


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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