Are acid secretory tests of diagnostic value in patients with benign-looking gastric ulcers?


In 41 patients in whom endoscopy showed benign gastric ulcer, gastric secretory function was assessed before and after stimulation with pentagastrin (6 micrograms/kg); they were then followed up for a period of 2-4 years. Of these 41 patients, 37 had benign and the remaining 4 malignant ulcers. Of the 37 patients with benign gastric ulcers, 11 had basal… (More)


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