Case Report

A Rare Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain in Childhood: Peptic Ulcer Perforation


  • Ali Yurtseven
  • Mehtap Küçük
  • Zafer Dökümcü
  • Caner Turan
  • Eylem Ulaş Saz

J Pediatr Res 0;0(0):0-0 [e-Pub]

Four children with a mean age of 12 years was referred to our emergency department with a history of abdominal pain. Examination revealed tenderness in the lower abdomen, in particular the left iliac fossa. The youngest child also presented with shock, who was 3 years old. Abdominal X-rays revealed free air under both hemidiaphragms. Subsequent surgery was administered as primary repair of three patients and partial resection in the remaining. The youngest child was died and others were discharged. These cases emphasizes that although uncommon, alternate diagnoses must be kept in mind in children presenting with lower abdominal pain.

Keywords: Child,intestinal perforation,abdominal pain