Laparoscopic versus open surgical closure of perforated duodenal ulcers: a comparative study.

@article{Mehendale2002LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus open surgical closure of perforated duodenal ulcers: a comparative study.},
  author={Vinay G. Mehendale and Sharad N. Shenoy and Atul Joshi and Namita C. Chaudhari},
  journal={Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={222-4}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic closure of duodenal ulcer perforation may be an alternative to open surgery due to lower morbidity. Most published series have used omental plug for laparoscopic closure. We performed simple closure of the perforation laparoscopically and compared the results with those obtained by open surgery. METHODS Of 77 consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING