JOHN M. WEBER, M.D.; LUCIEN A. GREGG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The current emphasis on surgical treatment for all gastric ulcers has brought to our attention a remarkably high coincidence of chronic pulmonary disease with peptic ulcer of the stomach. This association and the attendant problems in management are not discussed in the recent literature.
In the treatment of patients with gastric ulcer we have been repeatedly confronted with a difficult decision as to the advisability of surgery when the presence of complicating pulmonary disease seriously increased the operative risk of subtotal gastric resection. Such experience led us to investigate the frequency of this coincidence by reviewing systematically the records of
WEBER JM, GREGG LA. THE COINCIDENCE OF BENIGN GASTRIC ULCER AND CHRONIC PULMONARY DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:1026–1030. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-5-1026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(5):1026-1030.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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