Alternative laparoscopic management of perforated peptic ulcers

@article{Urbano2004AlternativeLM,
  title={Alternative laparoscopic management of perforated peptic ulcers},
  author={D Urbano and Massimo Rossi and Paolo De Simone and Pasquale Berloco and Dario Alfani and Raffaello Cortesini},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={1208-1211}
}
Surgery—namely, suture closure-is still the treatment of choice for perforated peptic ulcers, despite the proven efficacy of Taylor's conservative approach. Such conservative management, however, has been proven less effective in high-risk patients and those with perforations more than 12 h old. Here we suggest alternative laparoscopic treatments for perforated peptic ulcers.We have treated laparoscopically six patients (one F, five M; mean age 57.6 years; range 31–81 years); the mean duration… 

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