Surgical management and perioperative complications of peritonitis secondary to hollow viscus perforation in a tertiary care centre


  • Lokesh M. G. Department of General Surgery, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India
  • S. Chandrashekar Department of General Surgery, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India
  • Arundathi Raikar Department of General Surgery, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India
  • Abhishek S. S. Department of General Surgery, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India



Hollow viscus perforation, Peritonitis, Surgical procedures, Peri-operative complications


Background: High mortality and morbidity is associated with peritonitis secondary to hollow viscus perforation, proving it a most common life threatening condition which needs emergency surgical care. Hence a proper evaluation was needed regarding appropriate management to have a better outcome, which was a challenge to operating surgeon.

Methods: A serial study of 96 cases of peritonitis secondary to hollow viscus perforation was conducted at tertiary care centre, department of general surgery, Mysore medical college and research institute, Mysore, Karnataka from the period of August 2020 to July 2021. Data related to aetiology, surgical intervention and its peri-operative complications were noted. Appropriate statistical analyses were done to draw the inference.

Results: Out of 96 cases studied, 74 were male, 22 were female with mean age of 45.53 years. Most common cause of peritonitis was GU perforation, followed by idiopathic, infective, malignancy, appendicular perforation and Trauma.

Conclusions: Hollow viscus perforation being most common surgical emergencies, surgical outcomes and its related complications depends on age, general condition, site, co-morbidities and aetiologies.

Author Biography

Lokesh M. G., Department of General Surgery, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Final Year Post graduate resident,

Department of general surgery,

Mysore Medical College and Research Institute,

Irwin Road, Mysore-570001


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