Alfredo C Cordova, MD, Kartik Logishetty, BSc, Bruce R Gibson, MD, Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD. Lahey Clinic Medical Center. Burlington, MA. Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Baltimore, MD.
The perforation of a duodenal ulcer is a surgical emergency that is most commonly repaired using the Graham patch technique via a laparatomy. We present a laparoscopic repair of a perforated duodenal ulcer in a patient with advanced metastatic cancer. Laparoscopic repair is safe and technically feasible, and should be considered in selected cases where morbidity of an open approach is expected to be high.
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