Perforated peptic ulcer disease in Zewditu Hospital.

  title={Perforated peptic ulcer disease in Zewditu Hospital.},
  author={Zelalem Asefa and Awetash Geyesus},
  journal={Ethiopian medical journal},
  volume={50 2},
BACKGROUND Peptic ulcer perforation is a serious complication of peptic ulcer disease with a significant morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE To evaluate 76 patients operated for peptic ulcer perforation and analyse the associated factors in Zewditu Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa from September 2006 to August 2008. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of medical records of 76 patients who were operated up on for perforated peptic ulcer over a two year period (2006-2008). RESULTS… CONTINUE READING