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Peritonitis – the Eastern experience

Authors
  • Gupta, Sanjay1
  • Kaushik, Robin1
  • 1 Department of Surgery Government Medical College and Hospital Chandigarh, India
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Emergency Surgery
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Apr 26, 2006
Volume
1
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1749-7922-1-13
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Peritonitis is a common emergency encountered by surgeons the world over. This paper aims to provide an overview of the spectrum of peritonitis seen in the East. Studies dealing with the overall spectrum of secondary peritonitis in various countries of this region were identified using Pubmed and Google. These were analyzed for the site and cause of perforation and the mortality. It was observed that perforation of duodenal ulcers was the most the commonly encountered perforations. These are followed by small bowel and appendicular perforations. Colonic perforations were uncommon. The overall mortality ranges between 6–27%.

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