Gastric bullae. An early roentgen finding in corrosive gastritis following alkali ingestion

Academic Article


  • In most cases of alkali ingestion, the stomach is protected from injury by its contents and gastric acidity so that the esophagus the main site of injury. The authors describe a case of severe corrosive gastritis following ingestion of a large amount of alkali. Huge gastric bullae, an unusual manifestation, were an early roentgen finding. As healing occurred, the stomach was reduced to a shrunken, aperistaltic pouch.
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  • Radiology  Journal
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    Author List

  • Levitt R; Stanley RJ; Wise L
  • Start Page

  • 597
  • End Page

  • 598
  • Volume

  • 115
  • Issue

  • 3