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  • perforation
  • GI haemorrhage
    • haematemesis and melaena, or
    • chronic slow oozing - patient with history of duodenal ulcer, tiredness, anaemic
  • stricture: chronic fibrosis may eventually cause gastric outlet obstruction

Note that if an ulcer is the anterior portion of the duodenum then it is more likely to perforate - it is more common for duodenal ulcers to perforate than gastric ulcers, which are frequently posterior.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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