Experience with Typhoid Ileal Perforation

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Taj Muhammad Khan
Faiz Muhammad Khan
Mumtaz Khan
Shahab ud Din
Omar Ali Khan


This is a prospective study of 140 patients with spontaneous ileal perforation admitted to surgical A unit during the period from 1st january 1994 to 31st December 1995 (2 years). All patients were operated in emergency in casualty department. Most of the patients (71%) presented with acute abdominal pain and pyresxia. ninety six were below the age of 40 years. All aptients had generalized abdominal tenderness and guarding which is a diagnostic feature of acute peritonitis. Complciations were recorded in 40 patients (morbidity rate 28.5%), while 12 patients died (mortality rate 9.9%). The procedure of choice is primary closure in patients with single perforation presenting within 12 hours of acute abdominal pain.

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Khan TM, Khan FM, Khan M, Din S ud, Khan OA. Experience with Typhoid Ileal Perforation. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 6 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];11(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/581
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