[Surgical treatment of bleeding peptic lesions: our experience].
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The authors report their experience on surgical treatment of peptic bleeding lesions. From January 1994 till April 1999 they observed and surgically treated 35 patients (mean age 65) suffering from bleeding gastroduodenal ulcer. Complications linked to surgical treatment had an incidence of 17.5%, while those ones linked to the patient's general conditions of 21%; mortality was 20%. Surgery has been gradually substituted by endoscopy which represent the principal examination for diagnosis of bleeding gastroduodenal ulcer with the aid of different hemostatic techniques, so that surgery has been relegated to the last place in uncontrollable bleeding treatment. Observed results, following those ones of other authors, show the unfavourable prognosis linked to patient's different conditions when surgeon operates.
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