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Perforated duodenal ulcer in high risk patients: is percutaneous drainage justified?
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PMID:  22393546     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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BACKGROUND: Conservative treatment was recommended as the treatment of choice in perforated acute peptic ulcer. Here, we adjunct percutaneous peritoneal drainage with nonoperative conservative treatment in high risk elderly patients with perforated duodenal ulcer.
AIM: The work was to study the efficacy of percutaneous peritoneal drainage under local anesthesia supported by conservative measures in high risk elderly patients, according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists grading, with perforated duodenal ulcer.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty four high risk patients with age >65 years having associated medical illness with evidence of perforated duodenal ulcer.
RESULTS: The overall morbidity and mortality were comparable with those treated by conservative measures alone.
CONCLUSION: In high risk patients with perforated peptic ulcer and established peritonitis, percutaneous peritoneal drainage under local anesthesia seems to be effective with least operative trauma and mortality rate.
Authors:
Aly Saber; Mohammad A Gad; Gouda M Ellabban
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  North American journal of medical sciences     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1947-2714     ISO Abbreviation:  N Am J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-06     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101521411     Medline TA:  N Am J Med Sci     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of General Surgery, Port-Fouad, Port-Said, Egypt.
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