oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Perforated duodenal ulcer in a neonate: clinical report and literature review

Volume 30, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case of perforated peptic duodenal ulcer has been reported. There are many cases of intestinal perforation reported to occur in the neo-nates which involve stomach duodenum, small and large bowel'. However true cases of perforation of peptic ulcers in the stomach and duodenum are small in number. The mortality rate is still much higher than in the adults. The best management remains surgical.

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