Total gastric necrosis: A case report and literature review

  • G Huang
  • Y Jin
Keywords: Gastric vascular thrombosis, Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostromy, total gastric necrosis

Abstract

Total gastric necrosis is a rare disease and easy to misdiagnose. Here we report a rare case of total gastric necrosis. The patient, an 89-year-old male, had epigastric pain for 5 days. He was transferred to our hospital because of intraperitoneal hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock. We performed an emergency laparotomy. During the surgery, we found a total of 3500ml unclotted blood in the abdomen, splenic infarction and gastric necrosis. Total gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostromy and splenectomy was performed. However, the patient died on the second day after the surgery. This case suggests that surgical treatment should be performed as early as possible when ischemia of abdominal organs is suspected.

Keywords: Gastric vascular thrombosis, Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostromy, total gastric necrosis

Key Messages: Total gastric necrosis is a rare disease with no specific clinical manifestation. When it is suspected, surgical treatment should be carried out immediately

Published
2017-05-24
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