Gastric pneumatosis: The role of CT in diagnosis and patient management

Pamela T. Johnson, Karen M. Horton, Barish H. Edil, Elliot K. Fishman, William W. Scott

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Gastric pneumatosis is rare, with causes ranging from benign to lethal. The purpose of this pictorial essay is to present a series of cases of gastric pneumatosis, review the causes, and demonstrate how computed tomography (CT) can help guide management. A range of primary gastric pathology can cause air in the wall of the stomach. However, gastric pneumatosis may reflect intraabdominal pathology arising from other hollow viscera, with indicators of the extragastric etiology on CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-73
Number of pages9
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011


  • Bowel ischemia
  • Computed tomography
  • Emphysematous gastritis
  • Gastric emphysema
  • Pneumatosis
  • Stomach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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