Operative Treatment of Typhoid Perforation of the BowelBMJ 1969; 3 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5665.273 (Published 02 August 1969) Cite this as: BMJ 1969;3:273
- E. Q. Archampong
One hundred and twenty-one proved cases of typhoid perforation were seen in a three-year period; the incidence of perforation, 17·9%, is the highest recorded. All patients were treated by laparotomy with closure and drainage. The mortality was 29·8%, but 76% when operation was performed after the fifth day of perforation.