|Year : 1978 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 121-124
JD Wig, RL Basur
Department of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012., India
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%.
J D Wig
Department of Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh-160 012.
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