Duodenal Ulcer

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Acceptability at Recruitment


Acceptability at CT / Work-Up


Individual at Risk


Explanation of Condition

Ulcer in the first part of the small bowel. Occasionally these may perforate, leading to severe inflammation of the abdominal cavity (peritonitis), usually requiring an operation to repair the defect.They may also erode a blood vessel, causing severe internal bleeding (gastrointestinal haemorrhage).


Aceptable if benign (i.e. not caused by cancer). Proton pump inhibitor therapy acceptable (e.g. omeprazole, lansoprazole). Unacceptable if associated with cancer.

If operated on, see Surgery.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions


Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012