Case Series
Volume 9 Issue 8 - 2022
Sarcina ventriculi Related Gastritis with Varying Clinical Presentation: A Report of Three Cases with Short Review

Chandan Chowdhuri1, Pritinanda Mishra2, Subash Chandra Samal3, Mohammed Imran Chouhan4 and Susama Patra5*

1Senior Resident, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, India

2Additional Professor, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, India

3Professor, Department of Gastroenterology AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, India

4Senior Resident, Department of Gastroenterology, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, India

5Professor, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, India

*Corresponding Author: Susama Patra, Professor and HOD, Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, India.
Received: June 27, 2022; Published: July 29, 2022


Sarcina ventriculi, a Gram-positive organism, which has been reported in gastric specimens of patients with delayed gastric emptying, in most cases the organism was found incidentally or with mild gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea. We report three cases of S. ventriculi, the second and third cases are of partial gastric outlet obstruction and the other case presented with post GJ status. Endoscopic biopsies was performed and the final histopathological examination revealed the presence of S. ventriculi organisms coexisting with H. pylori in the mucosal biopsies in two of our cases. S. ventriculi, association with life-threatening conditions like partial gastric outlet obstruction and emphysematous gastritis, requires identification and documentation of this organism in the final histopathological report as the patient may need further workup.


Keywords: Gastric Outlet Obstruction; Sarcina ventriculi; Emphysematous Gastritis


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