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The late prognosis of perforated duodenal ulcer
  1. A. C. B. Dean,
  2. C. G. Clark,
  3. A. H. Sinclair-Gieben


    One hundred and seventy cases of perforated duodenal ulcer have been followed up after eight to 10 years. Simple suture of the perforation is recommended. The decision to perform elective surgery is best made during the first two years after perforation rather than at the time of the emergency procedure.

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