Prognostic factors in intestinal gangrene.

  • E O Fashakin
  • Published 1989 in
    Tropical gastroenterology : official journal of…


103 patients with intestinal gangrene were treated over a ten-year period in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The various causes of the intestinal gangrene were herniae (63%), intussusception (20%), adhesions (12%), volvulus (3%) and mesenteric vascular occlusion (2%). The presence of pre-operative shock, purulent and faeculent peritonitis, intra-peritoneal perforation of… (More)


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