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Giant duodenal ulcer: the hepatic intra-arterial chemotherapy variant.
  1. E. Goldin,
  2. T. Peretz,
  3. E. Libson
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Hadassah University Hospital, Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel.


    Giant duodenal ulcers are extensive ulcers, more than 2.5 cm in diameter, that involve a large portion of the duodenal bulb. These atypical duodenal ulcers create serious problems to the patient and the physician, are frequently complicated by bleeding and penetration, and have a high mortality rate. Most of the reported cases were classified as a severe variant of the common peptic ulcer disease, others were associated with the Zollinger Ellison syndrome. We report here four patients with giant duodenal ulcers but with a different and definitive aetiology: hepatic intra-arterial chemotherapy infusion for liver metastase or primary hepatocellular carcinoma.

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