Perforation is a complication of peptic ulcer disease and requires emergency surgical treatment. In recent decades laparoscopic repair of perforation has been widely used.
Aim: To evaluate the role of laparoscopy in peptic ulcer perforation in terms of operation time, post operative complications
Material and Methods: 37 cases of ASA garde I,II,III with non traumatic perforated peptic ulcer on diagnostic laparoscopy were included and were analysed further.
Results: Among the 37 cases, average age of presentation was 39 ± 6 years. Males were more than female. Average operation time was around 66 ± 15min. 3 cases were with large perforation and extensive contamination was converted to laparotomy. Patients were discharged on 6 ± 3 days.
Conclusions: In hand of good experienced laparoscopic surgeon and in a selected cases laparoscopic approach is an effective method for treatment of perforated peptic ulcer.