Risk factors for mortality in perforated PUD Surgery

What are the major risk factors for mortality in the surgical treatment of perforated PUD?

  • Severe comorbidities
  • Perforation present for longer than 24 hours
  • Hemodynamic instability on presentation

Patients with one of these risk factors have a mortality rate of approximately 10%; with two risk factors, the mortality rate increases to 46%.

Patients with all three risk factors have a mortality rate of nearly 100%.


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