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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121-124

Acute abdomen


Department of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012., India

Correspondence Address:
J D Wig
Department of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012.
India
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550 cases of acute abdomen have been analysed in detail includ­ing their clinical presentation and operative findings. Males are more frequently affected than females in a ratio of 3: 1. More than 45% of patients presented after 48 hours of onset of symptoms. Intestinal obstruction was the commonest cause of acute abdomen (47.6%). External hernia was responsible for 26% of cases of intestinal obstruction. Perforated peptic ulcer was the commonest cause of peritonitis in the present series (31.7%) while incidence of biliary peritonitis was only 2.4%.. The clinical accuracy rate was 87%. The mortality in operated cases was high (10%) while the over­all mortality rate was 7.5%.






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