Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Biopsy specimen appearances of ischaemic gastritis in splanchnic arterial insufficiency.
  1. J E Trowell,
  2. G D Bell
  1. Department of Pathology, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Suffolk, UK.


    A 74 year old man presented with a one month history of epigastric discomfort, anorexia, weight loss, and postprandial vomiting. The diagnosis of ischaemia was made on endoscopic biopsies from the stomach and duodenum. He was too ill for major vascular surgery and died eight days after admission. Postmortem examination confirmed the diagnosis of splanchnic arterial insufficiency caused by atheroma and thrombosis. Ischaemic gastritis is rare but could easily be missed in unrepresentative biopsy specimens. Prompt diagnosis with revascularisation surgery is the only hope for long term survival.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.