J. GEORGE TEPLICK, M.D.
The diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disease is enormously influenced by the findings of the trained roentgenologist. In duodenal ulcer particularly, the clinician generally relies greatly on the roentgen findings. The ulcer complications of hemorrhage, obstruction and acute perforation frequently give rise to roentgen findings which are of decisive value in pinpointing the diagnosis.
Chronic posterior perforation of a duodenal ulcer, though a fairly common occurrence, more often than not is first diagnosed on the surgical table. Only rarely does the roentgenologist suggest this diagnosis before surgery. For some time we have been interested in this ulcer complication, and have
TEPLICK JG. DUODENAL LOOP CHANGES IN POSTERIOR PENETRATION OF DUODENAL ULCER1. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:958–974. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-5-958
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(5):958-974.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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