Complications of Peptic Ulcer Disease

  • Carl J. Dickler
  • Konstantinos SpaniolasEmail author


Peptic Ulcer disease (PUD) was a disease which had previously been managed surgically in most cases. This has decreased in recent years with the development of effective medical management with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2 (H2) blockers. However, these procedures had complications and risks which have led to several important complications that all clinicians should be able to know and identify. These include dumping syndrome, diarrhea, gastric stasis, bile reflux, and Roux syndrome.


Dumping syndrome Post-vagotomy diarrhea Malabsorption Bacterial overgrowth Gastric stasis Biliary reflux Efferent loop syndrome Afferent loop syndrome Roux syndrome Gastric emptying study 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgerySUNY Stony Brook University Hospital, Health Sciences Center T19-030Stony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryStony Brook University HospitalStony BrookUSA

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