phlegmonous gastritis

phlegmonous gastritis

[fleg′mənəs]
Etymology: Gk, phlegmone + osis, condition
a rare but severe form of gastritis involving the connective tissue layer of the stomach wall. It occurs as a complication of systemic infection, peptic ulcer, cancer, surgery, or other severe stress and represents an acute abdominal emergency. Treatment includes surgery, antibiotics, and analgesics.

acute necrotising gastritis

A clinical variant of phlegmonous gastritis in which all four major gastric vessels are patent; gastric gangrene typically ensues in the face of overwhelming necrobiotic infection.