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Rokitansky-Cushing ulcer

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Acute ulcer of the stomach, proximal duodenum, or oesophagus, frequently leads to haemorrhage or perforation, associated with intracranial injury or increase in intracranial pressure, associated with gastric acid hypersecretion. Eponym used to indicate the gastrointestinal hemorrhagic complication arising after head injury or neurosurgery.


  • K. von Rokitansky:
    Handbuch der pathologischen Anatomie.
    3 volumes; Wien, Braumüller & Seidel, 1842.
  • H. Cushing:
    Peptic ulcer and the interbrain. Surg Obst, 1932, 55: 1-34.

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