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phlegmonous gastritis

Thursday 23 February 2012

suppurative gastritis

Phlegmonous gastritis is an acute suppurative condition of the stomach in which pyogenic organisms gain access to the submucosa and spread diffusely throughout the organ.

The submucosa is thickened by pus formation and edema, which may go on to form a mural abscess, but the mucosa remains intact.

It is difficult to diagnose in biopsy specimens because the polymorph exudation is centered in the submucosa.