Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2016;5(4):306-307. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2016.01061)

A rare case of kissing gastric ulcers caused by trauma.

Zhang Y, Zhang YF, Ma SY, Shi HT, Lu XL


We present a rare case of a 32-year-old female with gastric ulcers caused by pressure from trauma. The patient was diagnosed with stress-related acute gastritis by a local hospital and she was discharged 1 week later after her symptoms improved. She was given oral proton pump inhibitors (PPI). However, epigastric pain intensified, so the woman was seen at this Hospital 3 days later. Gastric endoscopy revealed kissing ulcers in the lower body of the stomach. A point worth mentioning is that the kissing gastric ulcers were caused by trauma due to impact with the steering wheel.

KEYWORDS: Kissing gastric ulcers, pressure ulcer, trauma

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