Phlegmonous gastritis: A report of three cases with clinical and imaging features

Mitsuaki Ishioka, Noboru Watanabe, Masayuki Sawaguchi, Sho Fukuda, Hisashi Shiga, Tamotsu Matsuhashi, Mario Jin, Katsunori Iijima

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Phlegmonous gastritis is a rare but often fatal acute pyogenic infection of the stomach. We herein report three cases of phlegmonous gastritis with different causes: the long-term placement of a nasogastric feeding tube, bacteremia associated with cellulitis in a diabetic patient, and an adverse reaction to paclitaxel/carboplatin chemotherapy for cancer of unknown primary cause, which were classified as primary, secondary, and idiopathic types, respectively. Coping with the increasing morbidity rate associated with the diverse background of such patients requires a thorough understanding of the clinical features and image findings associated with this entity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2185-2188
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Cellulitis
  • Nasogastric feeding tube
  • Paclitaxel/carboplatin chemotherapy
  • Phlegmonous gastritis


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