Giant duodenal ulcer: a dangerous variant of a common illness.

@article{Klamer1978GiantDU,
  title={Giant duodenal ulcer: a dangerous variant of a common illness.},
  author={T. W. Klamer and M M Mahr},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1978},
  volume={135 6},
  pages={
          760-2
        }
}
Giant duodenal ulcers are large posterior penetrations of the duodenum which, when undiagnosed, have a high mortality. Radiographic and endoscopic diagnosis, although not always feasible, enables prompt appropriate management with improved results. Nonoperative treatment is dangerous. Preoperative diagnosis permits planned operative treatment and enables the surgeon to avoid a difficult duodenal dissection. The Bancroft operation, or modification thereof, is the operation of choice. Sixteen… CONTINUE READING
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