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  • 2004-09-27

Perforated duodenal ulcers: laparoscopic treatment

Epublication WebSurg.com, Sep 2004;04(09). URL:
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This video demonstrates an emergency surgery in a patient with perforated anterior duodenal ulcer. The abdominal cavity is inspected, a bacteriological culture obtained, and the cavity is lavaged. An anterior perforation is identified and repaired directly with absorbable suture. An omental patch is applied. The alternative is application of fibrin glue.