Document Type : Research Article
In many developing countries, typhoid intestinal perforation is still a common occurrence. Despite improvements in management, these patients' with low resources remain dismal. This study was conducted to understand the management of typhoid intestinal perforations in a developing country.
Material and methods- The patients in this study were those who underwent typhoid intestinal perforation surgery at the government medical college in Jammu. Version 21 of the SPSS statistical package was used to examine the data.
Results- A total of 105 patients were studied with male effected greater than females. Fever and abdominal pain were the most common presenting symptoms. The majority of patients had single perforations and ileum was the most common part of the bowel affected occurring in 88.18% of cases. Exteriorisation of the perforations was the most commonly performed procedure accounting for 76.4% of cases.
Conclusion - In our environment, typhoid intestinal perforation still has a significant morbidity and fatality rate. The goal of this study was to identify the variables that statistically affect typhoid perforation mortality in our environment. To provide these patients with the best care possible in this area, appropriate approaches concentrating on these characteristics are essential.