Peptic Ulcer Disease – Part 6
Duodenal ulcers usually occur in the first part of the duodenum and have a minimal risk of malignancy as compared to gastric (stomach) ulcers. Although they are usually biopsied on EGD, excision of these ulcers if uncomplicated (i.e., not associated with bleeding, obstruction, or perforation) is not performed. Biopsy will often show gastric metaplasia. These ulcers are associated with acid hypersecretion.
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