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October 1978

Closure of an Acute Perforated Peptic Ulcer With the Falciform Ligament

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Louisville, Ky.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(10):1209-1210. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370220095016

• When management of a perforated peptic ulcer necessitates simple closure, the omentum may not be of adequate quality to buttress such a closure. In this unusual circumstance, we have found the falciform ligament to serve as an effective alternative to satisfactorily plicate peptic perforations.

(Arch Surg 113:1209-1210, 1978)

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