Complicated Peptic Ulcer Findings on Abdominal CT Scan

  • Bruno M. PereiraEmail author
  • Thiago J. Penachim
  • Gustavo P. Fraga
Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)


Complicated peptic ulcer disease (PUD) remains a common entity, and many times CT is the initial diagnostic test of choice to investigate patients with abdominal pain in the emergency setting. Recognition of CT signs of complicated PUD can be the key on making a timely diagnosis that is critical for appropriate management of patients who can be critically ill. Detailed CT examinations of the stomach can routinely be performed when water is used as an oral contrast agent, along with a rapid intravenous contrast material bolus and the thin collimation that is possible with new multidetector row CT scanners.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno M. Pereira
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thiago J. Penachim
    • 2
  • Gustavo P. Fraga
    • 3
  1. 1.Chief of the Division of Trauma Surgery, Department of SurgeryUniversity of CampinasCampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Division of Abdominal Radiology and Intervention, Department of Diagnostic ImagingUniversity of CampinasCampinasBrazil
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryUniversity of CampinasCampinasBrazil

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