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J Korean Surg Soc. 1997 Nov;53(5):751-756. Korean. Case Report.
Hong IC , Ryu CH , Cho CH .
Department of Surgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, In-chon Severance Hospital, Korea.

If peptic ulcer perforates in the presence of shock or concurrent medical disease or delay of operation, the postoperative morbidity and mortality are high. Years ago most discussion was on whether urgent definite surgery was the most effect therapy, nowadays there is a tendency to less invasive measures in risk situation. Although the simple closure or omental patching has its weak point of high frequency of symptomatic relapse, it is a simple and safe method with the advantage of having a low complication rate than other definite operations. So many surgeons frequently use this simple method in high risk situation. But in the rare instance of large perforation of prepyloric ulcer, this simple closure method is not safe to apply. The authors experienced an unusual case of large prepyloric ulcer perforation in an 80 year old female who had undergone a previous operation(choledocho-duodenostomy). Moreover she had suffered from several concurrent medical diseases and the operation was delayed. We succeeded in repairing the perforation using controlled gastrostomy and omental patching method, and present this case with a review of the literature.

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