Management of Gastrointestinal Perforations

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What you'll learn

Gastro-duodenal perforations are common causes of an acute abdomen. Peptic ulcers are the common causes of perforation. read more »»

A simple chest x-ray is enough to make a diagnosis of perforation detected by pneumoperitoneum. CECT scans can be done in selected patients. Timely resuscitation, operative intervention in the form of closure of perforation, and drainage of the peritoneal cavity reduce mortality rates and morbidity. When a patient presents with peritonitis features such as guarding and rigidity, they may be in shock also. Few scoring systems have been given which will detect the severity of peritonitis and can predict mortality and morbidity also. Diagnosis should be made early based on clinical symptoms and signs.

Who Should Attend?

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Medical college teachers
  • Postgraduates
  • Undergraduate medical students

Key concepts covered include:

“An overview of:

  • Common causes of perforation and peritonitis
  • Scoring systems for perforation peritonitis
  • How to make a clinical diagnosis?
  • Role of investigations
  • Management
  • Complications”


Dr. K. Rajgopal Shenoy

Professor, Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal


Dr. Rajgopal Shenoy Kallya joined the department of Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal as a junior lecturer in 1986 and is working as a professor since 2001. He has been adjudged as the best teacher at KMC for 5 years. He is the author of many textbooks related to surgery and medicine. He is also the president of the Udupi District Chess Association and was selected unanimously as Vice President of the United Karnataka Chess Association in September 2011.

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