Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Editorial Volume 5 Issue 2

Peptic Ulcer as a Disorder of an Unknown Syndrome

Andy Petroianu*

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery of the School of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

*Corresponding Author: Andy Petroianu, Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery of the School of Medicine, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Received: December 29, 2021; Published: January 01, 2022


The symptoms of peptic ulcer have been described in all ancient civilizations since the Egyptian papyrus, Babylonian stones and documents from the Hippocratic Greece, China and India literature. The first association of these manifestations with gastric ulcer was made after the sudden death of princess Henriette-Anne, King Charles I's daughter, at the age of 26, a day after she complained of abdominal pain in 1670. In an attempt to understand this disease, Prout (1823) confirmed the active secretion of hydrochloric acid by the stomach and related it to the abdominal pain. Schwann (1836) described and named the pepsin as a stomach enzyme, which also was related to abdominal discomfort. Curveilhier (1829) described gastric ulcers of the lesser curvature, distinguishing benign from malignant ones and due to his relevant works, benign ulcers of the stomach was called “maladie de Cruveilhier”. Based on this knowledge, Schwartz (1910) wrote “Ohne saueren Magensaft kein peptisches Geschwür” (no acid in gastric juice, no peptic ulcer). Since that time, the benign gastric and duodenal ulcers are known as chloridropeptic ulcer or peptic ulcer, and all treatments aim to neutralize or inhibit the production of acid and pepsin.

Keywords:Peptic Ulcer; Etiology; Pathophysiology; Treatment; History; Characteristics


Citation: Andy Petroianu. “Peptic Ulcer as a Disorder of an Unknown Syndrome". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 5.2 (2022): 01-02.


Copyright: © 2022 Andy Petroianu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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