Severe peptic ulcer resulting in hypertrophic pyloric stenosis is a rare clinical problem nowadays. Symptoms include vomiting, nausea, early satiety, weight loss, epigastric pain especially after eating. The physical examination may not be helpful because the pyloric mass is difficult to palpate. We report a case of a 43-year-old man who presented to the emergency department complaining of vomiting. He asked for metoclopramide, refusing initially further investigation and gastrointestinal endoscopy. Finally, he agreed to undergo a barium meal examination, which showed severe pyloric stenosis. He underwent vagotomy and enteroanastomosis. The biopsy of the removed segment of the stomach did not show any malignant changes.
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