Pyloric channel ulcers: management and three-year follow-up.

  title={Pyloric channel ulcers: management and three-year follow-up.},
  author={Yaman Tekant and P O L Goh and C B Low and Sing Shang Ngoi},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={61 3},
Twenty-five patients with pyloric channel ulcers are presented. They were predominantly males (84%), with a mean age of 54 years. Four patients were operated upon in the initial admission because of gastric outlet obstruction in three and persistent bleeding in one. Twenty-one patients received H2-antagonist treatment (ranitidine 150 mg or cimetidine 400 mg twice a day). Clinical and endoscopic healing rates were 76% and 38% respectively at 6 weeks, and 91% and 85% respectively at 12 weeks of… CONTINUE READING