Peptic ulcer surgery at a rural hospital in Kenya.
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In this study, 157 patients who underwent surgery for peptic ulcer disease in a 215-bed mission hospital in Nyeri, Kenya were evaluated. One hundred and thirty seven patients (87.3%) had duodenal ulcer. Vagotomy and drainage was performed in 82.8% with an overall mortality of 1.3%. There were no serious complications during operation but side effects were experienced during the post operative period. Various aspects of peptic ulcer surgery are discussed
CitationEast Afr Med J. 1991 Jan;68(1):15-20
University of NairobiSchool of medicine,University of NairobiDepartment of Surgery, Makerere University