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What is the treatment for a perforated duodenal ulcer?

Surgery. Perforated doudenal ulcer is a surgical emergency and needs surgical intervention, as the ulcer can burn through the wall of the stomach and it is life threatening and needs surgical intervention and fluid replacement. Read more...

Considering possible complications and treatment-difficulties, is a gastric ulcer more worrisome or a duodenal ulcer?

Yes. Duodenal ulcers have no risk of ever being cancerous. On the other hand there is a small, but real 2-5% risk of gastric ulcers being cancerous. Therefore, all gastric ulcers need verification that they have healed. Read more...
Gastric ulcer. Although the wall is thinner in the duodenum, meaning perforation is higher. Gastric ulcers could be cancerous, while duodenal ulcers are never cancerous. Read more...