Acute Necrotising Gastritis with Gangrenous Perforation : A Case Report

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2015,5,2,1249-1251.
Published:May 2015
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Rajiv Khannaa, Prashant Kumar, Rudra Prasad Mishra*, Chandan Dasb
aSenior Consultant, GI Surgery,

bDepartment of Surgical Gastroenterology Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute, New Delhi, India.


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 58 -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 sleeve gastrectomy and antibiotic therapy. It is our opinion that surgical removal of involved non viable gastric tissue with healthy margin is inevitable for successful treatment.

Gangrenous perforations on greater curvature of stomach