Vomiting-induced gastric emphysema: A rare self-limiting condition

Shounak Majumder, Guru Trikudanathan, Koorosh Moezardalan, Joseph Cappa

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Radiological evidence of presence of air or gas within the stomach wall is termed "gastric pneumatosis" and is considered an ominous sign. However, the etiological associations range from benign self-limiting causes to life-threatening emergencies. The authors report the case of gastric pneumatosis in a 34-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with severe abdominal pain after multiple episodes of vomiting. The authors also review the clinical associations of this uncommon condition and discuss risk stratification and management strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-93
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • Emphysematous gastritis
  • Gastric emphysema


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