A case of esophagogastoric phlegmon successfully treated by medication

Hirofumi Kawakubo, Soji Ozawa, Yutaro Kato, Yoshikazu Uematu

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Abstract

A 51 year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of fever and chest pain. Laboratory tests showed leukocytosis and an elevated CRP level. After a complete clinical examination, the patient was diagnosed to have esophagogastric phlegmon and treated with medication. The patient was discharged from the hospital on the 30th hospital day. Esophagogastric phlegmon is a rare inflammatory disease that is very difficult to diagnose definitively. Since this disease is often fatal, early diagnosis and treatment are essential. We report a patient with esophagogastric phlegmon who was successfully treated by medication.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalGASTROENTEROLOGICAL ENDOSCOPY
Volume44
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology

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