Colonic perforations in enteric fever

Document Type



Paediatric Surgery


We report a case of multiple colonic perforations in a 5-year-old boy due to typhoid fever. The main objective is to present the occurrence of this complication and discuss the management. The patient was admitted with nine days history of high-grade fever and abdominal pain. On examination, he was very sick looking child with acute abdomen. After initial workup and resuscitation, laparotomy was performed which revealed multiple colonic perforations with feacal peritonitis. The case revealed that one must not forget to inspect entire intestine including colon, as there may be perforations present in the large bowel.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan