Prognostic factors of peptic ulcer perforation


Barut I., Tarhan O., CERCI C., KARAGUZEL N., AKDENIZ Y., Bulbul M.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.26, no.8, pp.1255-1259, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1255-1259

Abstract

Objectives: Today a perforated peptic ulcer (PPU) is a rare condition. However, emergency surgery for perforated ulcer presently carries a mortality risk of up to 30%. The aim of this study is to analyze and define factors influencing surgical prognosis in patients operated upon for PPU.