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Table 1 Previously reported series of peritonitis

From: Peritonitis – the Eastern experience

Author [Ref] Total Cases Gastroduodenal Perforations n (%) Small bowel Perforations n (%) Appendicular Perforations n (%) Colorectal Perforations n (%) Mortality
Quereshi 2005[16] 126 31 (24.6) 37 (29.4) 12 (9.5) 3 (2.4) 15%
Khan 2004[11] 54 21 (38.8) 14 (25.9) 6 (11.1) 4 (7.4) NA
Nishida 2002*[15] 229 92 (40.2) 71 (31) 0 66 (28.8) 13.1%
Chen 2000[14] 98 57 (58.1) 6 (6.1) 13 (13.2) 14 (14.3) NA
Dorairajan 1995[2] 250 80 (32) 103 (41.2) 38 (15.2) 5 (2) 9.2%
Shreshtha 1993[12] 80 26 (32.5) 15 (18.7) 27 (33.7) 0 9.6%
Tripathi 1993[3] 160 24 (15) 57 (35.6) 16 (10) NA 23.7%
Dandpat 1991[4] 340 276 (81.1) 34 (10) 22 (6.4) 4 (1.2) 15.9%
Sharma 1991[5] 155 47 (30.3) 62 (40) 23 (14.8) 2 (1.3) 8.4%
Shah 1988[6] 110 51 (46.4) 16 (14.5) 31 (28.1) 3 (2.7) 6.4%
Kachroo 1984[7] 90 15 (16.6) 13 (14.4) 37 (41.1) 2 (2.2) 8.8%
Rao 1984[8] 46 26 (56.5) 18 (39.1) 2 (4.3) 0 26.1%
Ratnatunga 1983[13] 131 11(8.3) 31(23.7) 15(11.4) NA NA
Bhansali 1967[10] 96 48 (50) 40 (41.6) -** 0 20.8%
  1. n – number of cases
  2. NA – data not available
  3. * – includes traumatic perforations
  4. ** – not included in the study