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Acute Gastric Ulcer

  • Acute Gastric Ulcers refer to ulceration of the gastric mucosa into the submucosa immediately following a major insult such as severe trauma, shock, septic shock, severe burns (Curling Ulcers), or massive head trauma (Cushing Ulcers). Ulcers are usually multiple and can occur anywhere in the stomach typically with little or no inflammation. Ulceration may be due to increased stomach acid secretion, ischemia to the mucosa, or reduced mucosal defenses.