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

Acute abdomen

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

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J D Wig
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%.


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Wig J D, Basur R L. Acute abdomen.J Postgrad Med 1978;24:121-124


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Wig J D, Basur R L. Acute abdomen. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1978 [cited 2023 Jan 29 ];24:121-124
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