Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3046
CABRERA CARDENAS, Félix Armando; HERRERA, Manuel Hidalgo e LORDA GALIANO, Lázaro. Behavior of the perforated gastroduodenal ulcer. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2011, vol.40, n.1, pp. 12-21. ISSN 1561-3046.
INTRODUCTION: the perforated gastroduodenal ulcer remains as a significant problem for surgeon. OBJECTIVE: to characterize the patients presenting with perforated gastroduodenal ulcers over four years. METHODS: a retrospective and descriptive study was conducted in the "Dr. Carlos J. Finlay" Central Military Hospital. A total of 140 medical records were selected from patients underwent an urgent surgical intervention due to perforated gastroduodenal ulcer from January, 2004 to December, 2008. Variables included were: age, sex, occupation, perforations locations, toxic habits, surgical procedures used and postoperative complications. RESULTS: there was predominance of 51 to 60 age group, occupation and male sex. The more frequent were the duodenal perforations. Smoking, coffee habits and alcoholism were the predominant toxic habits in patients. The more used surgical procedure was the suture and epiploplasty. The surgical wound sepsis and the peritonitis were the more frequent complications.
Palavras-chave : Peptic ulcer; perforated gastroduodenal ulcer; postoperative complications.