Comparison of laparoscopic versus open repair for perforated duodenal ulcers

@article{Luneviius2005ComparisonOL,
  title={Comparison of laparoscopic versus open repair for perforated duodenal ulcers},
  author={Raimundas Lunevi{\vc}ius and Matas Morkevicius},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy And Other Interventional Techniques},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={1565-1571}
}
There is great controversy regarding the choice of procedure for perforated duodenal ulcer patients. The purpose of this study was to compare the early outcome results of laparoscopic and open repair and to propose which risk factors influence the outcome. Between October 1996 and May 2004, 60 patients underwent laparoscopic and 162 patients underwent open repair of perforated peptic ulcers in a tertiary care academic center. The results were retrospectively analyzed. The primary outcome… CONTINUE READING