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Laparoscopic repair of perforated duodenal ulcers with a falciform ligament patch.

By W. S. Munro, F. Bajwa and D. Menzies


Six patients are reported who presented with perforated duodenal ulcers. These were repaired laparoscopically by suturing the falciform ligament over the perforated ulcer. There were no complications and patients were discharged between 3 and 5 days after surgery. This technique is simpler to perform than a laparoscopic omental patch repair

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Publisher: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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