STEVEN P. MISTILIS, M.B., B.S.; JEROME F. WIOT, M.D.; STANLEY H. NEDELMAN, M.D.
Most peptic ulcers of the duodenum are 5 to 10 millimeters in diameter, and it is uncommon for ulcers to be greater than 1 centimeter (1). Since first described by Brdiczka in 1931 (2), only 34 cases have been reported in which the diameter of the ulcer exceeded 2 centimeters (1-14). These have been termed "giant" duodenal ulcers. It would appear that giant duodenal ulcer is an uncommon entity. However, we have collected 14 cases over a period of only 3 years.
In view of the high mortality in undiagnosed cases it is important that this condition be recognized early.
STEVEN P. MISTILIS, JEROME F. WIOT, STANLEY H. NEDELMAN. Giant Duodenal Ulcer. Ann Intern Med. 1963;59:155–164. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-2-155
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(2):155-164.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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