HAROLD P. ROTH, M.D.; DANIEL LIEBOWITZ, M.D.
One of the important complications of peptic ulcer is gastric retention. This is usually due to narrowing, which in some cases is in the duodenum instead of at the pylorus. In either case, however, it is generally referred to as pyloric obstruction. The narrowing may be caused by spasm and edema secondary to an active ulcer, scar tissue formed in the healing of an ulcer, or a combination of both of these factors. It is important to determine the major cause of this obstruction, for whereas an active ulcer with spasm and edema might respond to medical treatment, scar
ROTH HP, LIEBOWITZ D. PYLORIC OBSTRUCTION IN PEPTIC ULCER1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:11–25. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-1-11
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(1):11-25.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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