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Recent trends in peptic perforation

Hiren D Parmar, Moolchand Prajapati, Rashmikant Shah.


Introduction: The peptic perforation is one of the commonest abdominal surgical emergencies. Common causes are H.pylori, increased inadvertent use of NSAIDS, smoking and stress of modern life. During last few years there has been great revolution in availability of the newer broad spectrum antibiotics, better understanding of disease, effective resuscitation, prompt surgery under modern anaesthesia techniques, and intensive care unit resulted in reducing the mortality. Materials and methods: This prospective study was carried out in the department of surgery during period from 1st May 2009 to 30th November 2011. All were indoor patients with diagnosis of peptic perforation in stomach and/or duodenum excluding other sites. Each patient was study in detail with relevant clinical history, examination, laboratory investigations and management. The study comprised of total 50 patients operated for peptic perforation by various modalities. Results: the middle age group was commonest. Smoking, alcohol and stress were common etiological factors. The perforation was common in anterior surface of the first part of duodenum. Wound infection and bronchopneumonia were common post-operative complications. Discussion: The duration of perforation more than 24 hours and size of the perforation more than 1 cm has increase morbidity & mortality. Early diagnosis and prompt management of shock & septicaemia is important for better prognosis of patients. The simple closure with omentopexy of peptic perforation still remains the first choice as a treatment. H-pylori eradication treatment is mandatory after simple closure of the perforation to prevent recurrence of ulcer.

Key words: The peptic perforation, etiological factors, emergency surgeries, H-pylori treatment

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