Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online: 28
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORTS: REPUBLICATION
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 170-172

Incarcerated umbilical hernia associated with gastric pneumatosis


1 Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network; OPUS 12 Foundation, Inc., Bethlehem, PA, USA
2 OPUS 12 Foundation, Inc., Bethlehem, PA, USA
3 OPUS 12 Foundation, Inc., Bethlehem; Department of Surgery, Division of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
4 Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, Bethlehem, PA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Stanislaw P Stawicki
Department of Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
USA
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJAM.IJAM_85_16

Rights and Permissions

Gastric pneumatosis is a well-recognized clinical entity that is described in the literature as either a subtype of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis or gastric emphysema. Gastric pneumatosis may be due to a variety of causes, which are classically categorized as infectious or noninfectious in nature. We report a case of gastric pneumatosis and pneumoperitoneum associated with a bowel obstruction secondary to an incarcerated umbilical hernia. Literature about gastric pneumatosis was reviewed and the different classifications and etiologies briefly described. Knowledge of the different types and natural history of gastric pneumatosis can be helpful when deciding on surgical versus nonoperative management of patients with this condition. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Medical knowledge and patient care. Republished with permission from: El Chaar M, Stawicki SP, Jenoff J, Estrada FP. Incarcerated umbilical hernia associated with gastric pneumatosis: A case report OPUS 12 Scientist. 2007;1(1):9-10.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1444    
    Printed90    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded15    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal