Accelerated healing of gastric ulcer after removal of the greater omentum in rats.

Standardized ulcers were produced in rats by local application of acetic acid to the serosal surface of the stomach. Ulcers induced at the lesser curvature, the greater curvature or the posterior wall were found to be of similar size after 2 and 4 weeks. In a group of animals the greater omentum was excised just before the application of acid… CONTINUE READING