n South African Journal of Surgery - Pancreaticoduodenostomy for treatment of giant duodenal ulcer : case report
|Article Title||Pancreaticoduodenostomy for treatment of giant duodenal ulcer : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Journal of Surgery|
|Author||L.M. Ntlhe, O.D. Montwedi, S.D. Mokotedi and K. Moeketsi|
|Publication Date||May 2004|
|Pages||51 - 52|
Definitive acid-reducing peptic ulcer surgery currently plays a less prominent role than medical treatment in the management of peptic ulceration. The utilisation of proton pump inhibitors and <I>Helicobacter</I> eradication are proven effective therapies. <br>Giant duodenal ulcers, first described by Brdiczka in 1931, pose a unique challenge to this shift in therapy. There are various described surgical options to deal with these ulcers depending on the operative findings and we describe a simple new technique that we recently used successfully.
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