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The role of the circulation in the production of peptic ulcer


From histologic study of 161 cases of acute focal lesions of the gastric mucosa, we would conclude.

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    Regardless of etiology, focal gastric lesions are the result of chronic circulatory insufficiency to all the structures of the gastric wall.

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    Such circulatory deficiency is part of a generalized insufficiency intensified by intrinsic vascular peculiarities of the stomach, of an anatomical or vasomotor nature.

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    Generalized circulatory insufficiency may be established through quantitative, qualitative or vasomotor alterations in the circulatory system.

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Correspondence to Russell S. Boles or Helena E. Riggs or John O. Griffiths.

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Read at the Annual 1939 Session of the American Gastro-Enterological Association at Atlantic City.

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Boles, R.S., Riggs, H.E. & Griffiths, J.O. The role of the circulation in the production of peptic ulcer. American Journal of Digestive Diseases 6, 632–636 (1939).

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  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Gastric Mucosa
  • Gastric Lesion
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Chronic Ulcer