Gastric wall abscess: A case report and literature review

Qutaiba Qafisheh
Osama N. Dukmak
Amer Y. Abu Rumaila
Mohammed Emar
Fahmi Jubran
Hazem Ashhab
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Background: gastric wall abscess is a rare pathology that is often hard to diagnose and is often associated with poor prognosis. Herein, we report a case of Gastric wall abscess that we managed to treat by endoscopy without the need for surgery which is the usual treatment of choice. Clinical data: a 50 years old female presented with Epigastric pain. Complete blood count revealed Leukocytosis, neutrophilia and an elevated C-reactive protein. Abdominal CT scan showed a small hypodense area with rim wall enhancement in the pyloric canal. Gastroscopy and endoscopic ultrasound guided drainage was performed and the abscess was drained, content sent for pathology evaluation. Patient was discharged home on antibiotics. Conclusion: Gastric wall abscess is a rare but important differential diagnosis of Epigastric pain. Endoscopic Ultrasound is the modality of choice to diagnose it. Endoscopic drainage is associated with reduced mortality and morbidity (Soga et al., 2014) [2].