IRVING GRAY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Despite the fact that our knowledge of the pathogenesis of peptic ulcer still remains in the field of theoretical discussion, we are occasionally called upon to decide whether or not injury to the upper abdomen can lead to the formation of a peptic ulcer. Theoretically it would appear that a strong blunt force suddenly applied to the epigastric area might lead to changes within the gastric wall and subsequently to the production of ulcer. The finding of an ulcer after such injury raises the question: Did the trauma act in the nature of the precipitating cause or did the trauma
GRAY I. EXTERNAL TRAUMA IN RELATION TO ULCER OF THE STOMACH AND DUODENUM1: REPORT OF FIVE CASES. Ann Intern Med. ;7:1403–1419. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-11-1403
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(11):1403-1419.
Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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