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Imaging of acute gastric emergencies: a case-based review

  • Sankarsh Jetty
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    Corresponding author at:, Department of Imaging Sciences, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642, USA.
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    Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester, Imaging Sciences, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester 14642, NY, USA
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  • Patrick J. Fultz
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    Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester, Imaging Sciences, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester 14642, NY, USA
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    1 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14642, Department of Imaging Sciences.
    Abhinav Patel
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    1 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14642, Department of Imaging Sciences.
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    Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester, Imaging Sciences, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester 14642, NY, USA
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    1 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14642, Department of Imaging Sciences.
    Abhishek Chaturvedi
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    1 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14642, Department of Imaging Sciences.
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    Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester, Imaging Sciences, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester 14642, NY, USA
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    1 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14642, Department of Imaging Sciences.
Published:November 05, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2020.10.053

      Highlights

      • Imaging, in particular CT, plays a key role in identification of gastric emergencies.
      • Gastric distension with water or positive oral contrast is invaluable in identification of gastric pathology.
      • Fluoroscopy guided contrast radiography is useful in evaluation of post-operative stomach.

      Abstract

      The stomach is one of the most frequently imaged organs in the body with dedicated and incidental inclusion in chest imaging modalities. Gastric emergencies often present clinically with non-specific abdominal, nausea, and vomiting. As such, imaging plays a critical role in early identification and treatment of a myriad of gastric emergencies. The goal of this paper is to showcase gastric emergencies as they appear on multimodality imaging.

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