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Disease or Condition — Digestive Disorders:
perforated gastric ulcer

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Description

A perforated peptic ulcer is a type of peptic ulcer that has developed a hole in the lining of the stomach or duodenum. This hole can allow the contents of the stomach to leak into the abdominal cavity, leading to a serious infection. Symptoms of a perforated peptic ulcer include severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever. Treatment typically involves surgery to repair the hole and antibiotics to treat the infection.

Synonyms
  • peptic ulcer performation
  • perforated duodenal ulcer
  • perforated peptic ulcer
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