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Vol 15, No 2 (2013)
Case reports
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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.


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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