Case ReportsGas within the wall of the stomach due to emphysematous gastritis: case report and reviewvan Mook, Walther N. K. A.a,b; van der Geest, Siebea,b; Goessens, Marco L. M. J.a,c; Schoon, Erik J.d; Ramsay, Grahama,cAuthor Information Departments of aIntensive Care, bInternal Medicine, cSurgery and dGastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands Correspondence to Walther N.K.A. van Mook, University Hospital Maastricht, P.O. box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht, The Netherlands Tel: + 31 43 387 6543; fax: +31 43 387 4330; e-mail: [email protected] Received 24 August 2001 Accepted 17 May 2002 European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology: October 2002 - Volume 14 - Issue 10 - p 1155-1160 Buy Abstract Emphysematous gastritis is a rare variant of phlegmonous gastritis due to invasion of the stomach wall by gas-forming bacteria. We present a case of emphysematous gastritis in a 66-year-old woman admitted with Staphylococcus aureus septicaemia, and a review of gas in the wall of the stomach is given with focus on emphysematous gastritis. © 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.