Peritoneal lavage in appendicular peritonitis.

@article{Stewart1978PeritonealLI,
  title={Peritoneal lavage in appendicular peritonitis.},
  author={Duncan J Stewart and N A Matheson},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1978},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={54-6}
}
Peritoneal lavage resulted in a significant reduction in the duration of hospital stay in a retrospective series of 189 children with peritonitis secondary to perforation of the appendix. Antibiotic peritoneal lavage also resulted in a significant reduction in the number of children with septic and adhesive complications compared with antiseptic lavage and no lavage, mainly as a result of fewer wound infections. The overall incidence of residual intraperitoneal infection was low, and although… CONTINUE READING
12 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…