Perforation in patients with bleeding ulcer.


Twelve patients developed perforation after haemorrhage in a consecutive series of 840 cases admitted for bleeding chronic peptic ulcer. Death occurred in 3 of the 9 cases with duodenal ulcer and 1 of the 3 cases with gastric ulcer. There were 5 giant and 4 kissing duodenal ulcers and all 3 cases with gastric ulcer had a giant ulcer. The 12 patients were… (More)


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