Large gastric ulcer

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Epigastric pain and weight loss over the last 3 months, recently worsened

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Large ulcer crater (arrows) arising on the lesser curve of the stomach with marked surrounding soft tissue swelling.

Case Discussion

Large penetrating peptic ulcers of the stomach were once common but are now rare due to the ready availablity of effective diagnosis and treatment of H. pylori.

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Case Information

rID: 28987
Case created: 25th Apr 2014
Last edited: 13th Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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