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July 7, 1906

GASTRIC ULCER.SOME SPECIAL FEATURES; BASED ON THE STUDY OF ONE HUNDRED SPECIMENS.

Author Affiliations

BUTTE, MONT.; CLEVELAND, O.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(1):14-15. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210010014001c
Abstract

With the causes of perforation, duration, morphology, and location of gastric ulceration in mind, we studied one hundred pathologic specimens with the hope of adding to what is already known in these lines. We have also included some observations with reference to the occurrence of hemorrhage and peritonitis at different ages in the two sexes.

The following are the results of this work. In 97 ulcers, in which the location could be definitely made out, it was as follows:

The lesser curvature has heretofore been spoken of by writers without a definite understanding as to its limits. It must certainly be considered as more than a line along the upper edge of the organ. We wish to describe it as the space between the orifices and extending 2 cm. both anteriorly and posteriorly. Of the 47 ulcers on the lesser curvature, 25 exceeded these limits on both surfaces and were

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