Laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer. A prospective multicenter clinical trial.

@article{Druart1997LaparoscopicRO,
  title={Laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcer. A prospective multicenter clinical trial.},
  author={M. L. Druart and Robrecht H G G Van Hee and J. -C. Etienne and Guy Bernard Cadi{\`e}re and Jean François Gigot and Marc Legrand and Jean Michel Limbosch and Beno{\^i}t Navez and M. Tugilimana and E L Van Vyve and Ludovic Vereecken and E. Wibin and J. P. Yvergneaux},
  journal={Surgical endoscopy},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={1017-20}
}
BACKGROUND A series of 100 consecutive patients with perforated peptic ulcer were prospectively evaluated in a multicenter study. The feasibility of the laparoscopic repair was evaluated. METHODS All patients had peritonitis, 20% were in septic shock, and 57% had delayed perforation. Conversion to laparotomy was necessary in eight patients. The morbidity rate was 9% and mortality rate 5%. RESULTS The mean delay of postoperative gastric aspiration (mean 3.4 days) and resumed food intake… CONTINUE READING

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