Intra-abdominal sepsis after hepatic resection.

  title={Intra-abdominal sepsis after hepatic resection.},
  author={Rosina Pace and J. Ian Blenkharn and William Jason Edwards and Mark C Orloff and Leslie Harold Blumgart and Irving S. Benjamin},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={209 3},
One hundred and thirty hepatic resections performed over an 8-year period were reviewed for evidence of postoperative intra-abdominal sepsis. Of 126 patients who survived for more than 24 hours after operation, 36 developed culture positive intra-abdominal collections (28.6%). Significant independent variables associated with the development of intra-abdominal sepsis were diagnoses of trauma or cholangiocarcinoma, and the need for reoperation to control hemorrhage during the postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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