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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1255-1259


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.