Giant duodenal ulcers after neurosurgery for brainstem tumors that required reoperation for gastric disconnection: a report of two cases

@inproceedings{Nobori2016GiantDU,
  title={Giant duodenal ulcers after neurosurgery for brainstem tumors that required reoperation for gastric disconnection: a report of two cases},
  author={Chihoko Nobori and Kenjiro Kimura and Go Ohira and Ryosuke Amano and Sadaaki Yamazoe and Hiroaki Tanaka and Kentaro Naito and Toshihiro Takami and Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira},
  booktitle={BMC surgery},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the efficacy of pharmacotherapy for gastrointestinal ulcers, severe cases of bleeding or perforation due to gastrointestinal ulcers still occur. Giant duodenal ulcer perforation is an uncommon but difficult-to-manage pathology with a high mortality rate. We report two cases of giant duodenal ulcer perforation after neurosurgery for brainstem tumors that needed reoperation for gastric disconnection because of postoperative leakage and bleeding. CASE PRESENTATION Both cases… CONTINUE READING