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Case Report  |   June 1990
Benign gastric ulcers and pernicious anemia
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Case Report   |   June 1990
Benign gastric ulcers and pernicious anemia
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 1990, Vol. 90, 535. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.6.535
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, June 1990, Vol. 90, 535. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.6.535
Abstract

The formation of a benign gastric ulcer in an achlorhydric milieu is a rare phenomenon. Since 1971, only 12 cases have been reported. Early cases were treated surgically for fear of gastric cancer, but since that time such ulcers have been successfully treated medically. The authors describe the case of a patient who had no concomitant ulcerogenic factors and whose ulcer occurred in the gastric cardia at the esophagogastric junction. We believe this is the first case report of a patient with pernicious anemia meeting these conditions.