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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-47

Perforated duodenal ulcer a rare cause of acute abdomen in infancy: A report of two cases


Department of Paediatric Surgery, Pt. B.D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak - 124 001, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Yogender Singh Kadian
6/9J, Medical Enclave, PGIMS, Rohtak - 124 001, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-6725.41638

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Duodenal ulcer perforation is very uncommon in infants and children, that is why it is not usually considered in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in this age group. Moreover, the diagnosis of this condition is usually overlooked because of vague and variable symptoms and low index of suspicion on the part of the treating physicians. In this brief report, we are reporting two cases of successfully managed perforated duodenal ulcer in infancy.


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