Peritoneal lavage in appendicular peritonitis.

  title={Peritoneal lavage in appendicular peritonitis.},
  author={Duncan J Stewart and N A Matheson},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={65 1},
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
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