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The successful medical management of gastric outflow obstruction associated with the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the elderly.
  1. R. J. Geraghty,
  2. D. Black,
  3. S. A. Bruce
  1. Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent, UK.


    One hundred and nineteen consecutive elderly patients with endoscopically diagnosed peptic ulceration were reviewed. Associated gastric outflow obstruction was present in 10.1%. The presenting clinical features differed significantly from typical younger patients and most (11/12) were taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, suggesting a possible role for these agents in the pathogenesis of gastric outflow obstruction. These elderly patients have been successfully managed by medical therapy alone.

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