[Does laparoscopic treatment of abdominal infections generate bacteremias? Prospective study: 75 cases].

@article{Benoit1995DoesLT,
  title={[Does laparoscopic treatment of abdominal infections generate bacteremias? Prospective study: 75 cases].},
  author={J Y Benoit and Philippe Cruaud and Johny Lauroy and P H Boutelier and G{\'e}rard G Champault},
  journal={Journal de chirurgie},
  year={1995},
  volume={132 12},
  pages={472-7}
}
Laparoscopy is increasingly used in conditions complicated by peritonitis. A theoretical concern is that carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum may increase bacteraemia. In a prospective study 90 patients were treated by laparoscopic appendicectomy. 30 of them had no histological abnormality; 30 had an acute appendicitis and 30 an acute peritonitis. 75 patients were eligible for the study. The treatment protocol (surgery-antibiotherapy) was the same for the 3 groups. All patients had blood cultures… CONTINUE READING