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Better Outcome in Laparoscopic Gastric Ulcer Perforation Than Laparotomy : Single Center Experience

Purnama Andriana1 and Rudiman Reno2

Journal Title:Medical & Clinical Research

Each year gastric ulcer disease (PUD) affects 4 million people around the world. Complications are encountered in 10%-20% of these patients and 2%-14% of the ulcers will perforate [1]. Females account for more than half the cases, they are older and have more comorbidity than their male counterparts. Main etiologic factors include use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), steroids, smoking, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and a diet high in salt. All these factors have in common that they affect acid secretion in the gastric mucosa. Defining the exact etiological factor in any given patient may often be difficult, as more than one risk factor may be present and they tend to interact [2]. While previous reports have shown a seasonal variation in the incidence of PPU, others have failed to find such a pattern [3].