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Table 2 Operative data

From: Spectrum of perforation peritonitis in India-review of 504 consecutive cases

Parameter (n-504)
Site of perforation (n = 504)  
   Duodenal 289(57)
   Gastric 42(8)
   Jejunal 16(3)
   Ileal 76(15)
   Appendicular 59(12)
   Colonic 19(4)
   Esophageal 03(0.5)
Etiology Gastroduodenal(n = 331)  
   Acid peptic disease 297(90)
   Trauma 21(6)
   Malignancy 13(4)
Small bowel (n = 92)  
   Typhoid 41(45)
   Tuberculosis 20(22)
   Traumatic 14(15)
   Malignancy 5(5)
   Stiangulation of bowel 5(5)
   Unknown etiology 6(7)
Large boweln (n = 19)  
   Trauma 10(53)
   Malignancy 5(26)
   Sigmoid volvulus 4(21)
Type of peritonitis( n = 504)  
   Localised 84(17)
   Generalised 420(83)
Nature of exudates(n = 504)  
   Clear 78(15)
   Purulent 358(71)
   Fecal 68(13)
Surgical procedure (n = 504)  
   Simple closure 304(60)
   Resection with anastomosis* 46(9)
   Resection without anastomosis* 64(13)
   Definitive procedure$ 33(6)
   Appendicectomy 57(11)
  1. Values in parethesis are percentages
  2. *Ileostomy/colostomy with mucus fistula/Hartman's procedure
  3. $Bilroth 1/Bilroth11/Truncal vagotomy and drainage proceedure