Perforated tubercular enteritis of childhood: a ten year study.
Journal - Indian journal of pediatrics (INDIA )
One hundred sixty seven children were operated at the Kalawati Saran Children Hospital for acute peritonitis during last 10 years (1978-88). Bowel perforation was seen in 123 cases. Nineteen cases had underlying tubercular enteritis. Preoperative diagnosis was usually difficult. The terminal ileum was affected in 12 and the jejunum in 5 cases. Multiple perforations were seen in 3 cases. Postoperative mortality was high (12/19) and usually attributable to their poor preoperative status.
|ISSN : ||0019-5456|
|Mesh Heading : ||Acute Disease Child Child, Preschool Enteritis Female Humans Infant Intestinal Perforation Male Peritonitis Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal etiology|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||complications etiology complications|