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Perforated duodenal ulcer a rare cause of acute abdomen in infancy: A report of two cases

YK Kadian
KN Rattan
A Malik


Duodenal ulcer perforation is very uncommon in infants and children, that is why it is not usually considered in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen in this age group. Moreover, the diagnosis of this condition is usually overlooked because of vague and variable symptoms and low index of suspicion on the part of the treating physicians. In this brief report, we are reporting two cases of successfully managed perforated duodenal ulcer in infancy.

African Journal of Paediatric Surgery Vol. 5 (1) 2008: pp. 46-47