Title

Acute phlegmonous gastritis

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-1-1947

Journal

Surgery

Volume

22

Issue

3

Abstract

A discussion of the problem of acute phlegmonous gastritis has been presented. The mortality in previously reported series varies from 84 to 92 per cent. A case was reported in which the patient was treated with gastrotomy for drainage of a fluctuant area which was part of a diffuse inflammatory process. Adequate doses of penicillin were given postoperatively in combination with intravenous sulfadiazine. The patient recovered. It is believed that, where the organism involved responds well to antibiotic agents, adequate surgical drainage of localized abscesses in conjunction with use of the indicated drug may well bring about a significant reduction in the present mortality figures for this disease. © 1947.

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