The distribution of gastric ulcers: Double contrast barium meal and endoscopy findings Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • One thousand consecutive double contrast barium meals and 424 consecutive upper gastrointestinal endoscopic examinations have been reviewed. 70 gastric ulcers were found radiologically in 56 patients and 82 gastric ulcers endoscopically in 70 patients. 55% of radiological and 53.6% of endoscopic ulcers were located in the mid or upper body of the stomach. The distribution is contrary to previous radiological findings with the traditional barium meal. Age did not seem to be a major factor. The double contrast meal and in particular the left anterior oblique view with the head elevated, display en face the lesser curve of the upper body around the cardia where many benign ulcers and carcinomas arise.

publication date

  • January 1977