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Vol 15, No 2 (2013)
Case reports
Published online: 2014-09-23
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Complicated peptic ulcer disease — still a major challenge for surgery. A case report

Józef Kurek, Marcin Gierek
Chirurgia Polska 2013;15(2):134-140.

open access

Vol 15, No 2 (2013)
Case reports
Published online: 2014-09-23

Abstract

Peptic ulcer disease continues to be a common condition of the alimentary system. The development of pharmacology, particularly proton pomp inhibitors, as well as the eradication of Helicobacter pylori has significantly reduced the number of complications associated with peptic ulcer disease (such as haemorrhages or perforations), which require immediate surgical intervention. The paper presents the case of a patient with a very severe course of the disease. It provides a chronological overview of the patient’s entire medical history over the past several years, demonstrating that peptic ulcer is still a major challenge for surgery.

Abstract

Peptic ulcer disease continues to be a common condition of the alimentary system. The development of pharmacology, particularly proton pomp inhibitors, as well as the eradication of Helicobacter pylori has significantly reduced the number of complications associated with peptic ulcer disease (such as haemorrhages or perforations), which require immediate surgical intervention. The paper presents the case of a patient with a very severe course of the disease. It provides a chronological overview of the patient’s entire medical history over the past several years, demonstrating that peptic ulcer is still a major challenge for surgery.
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Keywords

peptic ulcer, complication, surgery

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Title

Complicated peptic ulcer disease — still a major challenge for surgery. A case report

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 15, No 2 (2013)

Pages

134-140

Published online

2014-09-23

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2013;15(2):134-140.

Keywords

peptic ulcer
complication
surgery

Authors

Józef Kurek
Marcin Gierek

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