Perforated peptic ulcer, selective gastric resection in emergency treatment.


In a series of 240 cases of perforated peptic ulcer prior to 1952 there was a total mortality of 17 per cent. This included cases treated conservatively as a planned procedure or because of other morbid conditions and undiagnosed cases, all ending in death. In cases treated by simple suture, mortality was 2.6 per cent for patients under 50 years of age and… (More)


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