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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155-157

Perforated duodenal ulcer: A rare cause of acute abdomen in children


Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Simmi K Ratan
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2394-7438.191687

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Duodenal ulcer perforation is uncommon in children which is why it is not usually considered in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in them. In this brief report, we are presenting a case of successfully managed perforated duodenal ulcer in a child. Another interesting point was the presence of air only under right hemidiaphragm, a sign generally known to be associated with duodenal perforation.


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