JOHN A. RAMSDELL, M.D.; LLOYD G. BARTHOLOMEW, M.D.; JAMES C. CAIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GEORGE D. DAVIS, M.D.
Postbulbar duodenal ulcer, as the name implies, is one situated in the duodenum distal to the duodenal bulb. Anatomically, such an ulcer is in the postbulbar part of the first portion, or in the second, third or fourth portion, of the duodenum. Fewer than 150 cases have been reported in the English literature in this century, the largest series being that of 18 cases reported by Swarts and Rice1 in 1954. This type of ulcer may be extremely difficult to diagnose, inasmuch as specific diagnostic criteria have not been universally accepted. The purpose of this investigation was to determine in
RAMSDELL JA, BARTHOLOMEW LG, CAIN JC, DAVIS GD. POSTBULBAR DUODENAL ULCER1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:700–710. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-4-700
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(4):700-710.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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