Small Intestine Perforations

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What you'll learn

Small intestinal perforations are very common surgical emergencies encountered by general surgeons at an emergency department. Typhoid and tubercular ulcers are common in developing countries such as India, Pakistan, Srilanka, etc. read more »»

A detailed description has been given about clinical presentation and how to arrive at a diagnosis. Other causes of small intestinal perforations include Crohn’s and Trauma. 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. A 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. Resection, anastomosis, and small bowel exteriorizations are also discussed.

Who Should Attend?

  • Post Graduates
  • Surgeons
  • Teachers from Medical Colleges and Universities

Key concepts covered include:

“By the end of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • Understanding of the subject and better management. Types of small intestinal perforations -tuberculosis, enteric, traumatic, Crohn’s Clinical presentation, management, and 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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