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Related to ulceration: necrosis, fibrosis, ulcerative colitis


1. formation or development of an ulcer.
2. an ulcer.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. The formation of an ulcer.
2. An ulcer or aggregation of ulcers.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


1. Development of an ulcer.
2. An ulcer or an ulcerous condition.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


1. The formation of an ulcer.
2. An ulcer or aggregation of ulcers.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


1. An ULCER.
2. The development of an ulcer.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005


The formation of an ulcer, a patch of tissue that is discontinuous with the surrounding tissue because the tissue within the ulcer has decayed or died and been swept away.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Formation of an ulcer.
2. An ulcer or aggregation of ulcers.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about ulceration

Q. Is it an ulcer? I am worried! Hi friend, I'm 35 year old male and recently I started to suffer from some strange symptoms I have never experienced. The first symptom was sharp pain in my upper abdomen that starts two of three hours after eating. In the beginning I thought it could be connected with some food intolerance but then I started to get this pain early in the morning, before any eating what so ever and all this was accompanied with nausea, frequent burping and weight loss. I have read some stuff about stomach ulcer and I could say that I poses almost every major symptom. Is there any way for me to be sure that I have developed disease of ulcer?

A. There is nothing you could do to check do you have ulcer or not by your self. Anyone who thinks he may have an ulcer needs to see a doctor because over time, untreated ulcers grow larger and deeper and can lead to other problems. So go now to the doctor.

Q. What are the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis? I am 40 years old and suffer from a lot of stomach aches and diarrhea. Do I have Ulcerative Colitis? What are its symptoms?

A. Here's a pretty good article that covers symptoms of UC:


Q. What is the difference between duodenal ulcer and stomach ulcer? I was diagnosed recently with duodenal ulcer. I heard the term stomach ulcer but not duodenal. What causes duodenal and what cause stomach ulcer? And how do they treat duodenal ulcer?

A. The duodenum is right after the stomach. They are both (as published a few years back) caused 90% of the time from a bacteria named helicobacter pylori. Hence the treatment for it is probably antibiotics. But I guess that should be your doctor’s call. Good luck!

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The callus then leads to a further increase in the loading of the foot, often with subcutaneous haemorrhage and eventually skin ulceration. Whatever the primary cause of ulceration, continued walking on the insensitive foot impairs healing of the ulcer.
The clinical symptoms included fin ulceration, abdominal redness, splenomegaly, hepatohemia and renomegaly (Fig.
Five consecutive patients (four females and one male between 43 and 50 years old) with painful livedoid vasculopathy of the ankles without ulcerations and without venous insufficiency were evaluated.
Best results were obtained amongst patients with the area of ulceration of < 10 [cm.sup.2], 90%-100% graft incorporation was observed in 90% of cases.
As in our patient, radiation-induced gastric or duodenal ulceration is caused predominantly by direct mucosal radiation injury from pure beta-radiation.
A history of diabetic foot ulcer was observed in 15(6.52%) of patients whereas 20(8.69%) patients had ulceration at the time of diagnosis.
The gastric mucosal treated with sucralfate after ulceration appears like the normal control with muscularis externa intact with the submucosa (Figures 2a and b).
Segmental- and indeterminate-type lesions were more likely than focal-type lesions to develop ulceration, compression, or functional obstruction, and mixed-depth hemangiomas were more likely than deep or superficial hemangiomas to ulcerate.
The lesion did not present ulceration. We initiated treatment with propranolol (3mg/Kg/day) and the hemangioma started a progressive involution but we did not have pictures to show the involution of the lesion because the patient missed the follow-up.
Subsequent ITx biopsies revealed increased numbers of apoptotic bodies in the crypts in association with severe mucosal ulceration and granulation tissue, now suggestive of combined acute rejection of both abdominal wall and intestinal graft (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).
Clinical studies was done on 12 dogs (10 males and 2 females) to evaluate different surgical techniques for management of superficial corneal ulceration. Animals were operated under general anaesthesia using Diazepam @ 0.5mg/kg b.wt.