Peptic Ulcer Disease – Part 8
Type 2 gastric ulcers are found in the body of the stomach in association with a duodenal ulcer. They comprise about 25% of peptic ulcers and are associated with acid hypersecretion. The surgical treatment (if the ulcer is too big for a simple wedge resection) for this type of ulcer that has not responded to medical treatment is antrectomy (removal of the stomach that contains the ulcer) with truncal vagotomy and either a Billroth 1 or Billroth 2 reconstruction.
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