Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 107–108 | Cite as

Emphysematous gastritis and gastric perforation

An unusual manifestation of alkaline corrosive ingestion
  • Michael E. Bernardino
  • Thomas L. Lawson


The stomach is usually not affected in cases of alkaline corrosive ingestion, being protected by its acid content. With large amounts of alkali ingestion there may be gastric necrosis leading to early perforation. We report a case of alkali ingestion with two unusual findings: emphysematous gastritis and late perforation.

Key words

Gastritis, radiography Gastritis, chemically induced Gas gangrene, radiography Caustics, poisoning 


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© Springer-Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael E. Bernardino
    • 1
  • Thomas L. Lawson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyGeorge Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA

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