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September 1972

Prepyloric Mucosal Diaphragm (Antral Web)Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the departments of general surgery (Drs. Esselstyn and Hait) and gastroenterology (Dr. Rankin), Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Hait is now with Arizona Crippled Childrens Hospital, Phoenix.

Arch Surg. 1972;105(3):486-490. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180090089021

A patient underwent operation for a gastric ulcer, proved radiologically and gastroscopically, and was found to have, in addition to the ulcer, a prepyloric mucosal diaphragm 1.5 cm proximal to the pylorus. This is the 26th such web reported in an adult, and only the fifth associated with peptic ulcer disease.