Clinical profile of patients with peritonitis due to hollow viscous perforation
Keywords:Peritonitis, Hollow viscous perforation, Clinical profile
Background:Peritonitis due to hollow viscous perforation has been documented by many historians. .Previously the disease was inevitably fatal due to lack of knowledge of surgical procedures, lack of availability of good quality post-operative care.
Methods: After obtaining detailed history, complete general physical examination and systemic examination, the 52 patients will be subjected to relevant investigations. The complete data is collected in a specially designed case recording form. The data collected will be transferred into a master chart which is then subjected for statistical analysis.
Results:52 patients with diagnosis of secondary peritonitis were included. The mean age of patients was 45.72 (SD 14.26) years ranging from 15 to 75 and majority of patients (44%) belonged to age group of 46-60 years. There was male preponderance (70%).
Conclusions:majority of patients presented to the hospital after 24 hrs of onset of symptoms and the mortality of those patients who presented within 2 to 5 days and after 5days was higher than as compared to mortality in patients who presented on the first day of onset of symptoms.