Rectal peptic ulceration—A rare cause of rectal bleeding

  title={Rectal peptic ulceration—A rare cause of rectal bleeding},
  author={Jacques Testart and Jean Maupas and Josette M{\'e}tayer and Ch. Peillon},
  journal={Diseases of the Colon & Rectum},
Analysis of the 27 cases of heterotopic gastric mucosa reported in the literature and a new case described here elucidates the main features of this disease: 1) all but one asymptomatic case were diagnosed in infants or in adults under 26 years old; 2) although rectal bleeding occurred in 24 patients, rectal peptic ulceration was found in only 13; 3) six of the patients also had rectal duplication; and 4) 19 times the limited extension of the heterotopic gastric mucosa was compatible with a… CONTINUE READING

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