[Peritonitis following cesarean section. Report of 2 cases. The value of laparostomy].

@article{Steiner1984PeritonitisFC,
  title={[Peritonitis following cesarean section. Report of 2 cases. The value of laparostomy].},
  author={Emil Steiner and Marc Bellaiche and M Suberville and Jean Louis Tabaste and Bernard Descottes and J. C. Voultoury and O Vire},
  journal={Journal de gynecologie, obstetrique et biologie de la reproduction},
  year={1984},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={565-8}
}
The authors describe two cases of severe septic complications after caesarean section. They compare primary closure of the abdomen with the method of leaving it open. This should only be used very rarely but may help to shorten the stay in hospital and lessen the severity of the complications of severe peritonitis, which still today in these rare cases of surgery carry very heavy mortality.