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.
MISTILIS SP, WIOT JF, NEDELMAN SH. 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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