Management of the Contaminated Operation

  • Carol E. H. Scott-ConnerEmail author
  • Jameson L. Chassin


This chapter describes basic principles of conduct for contaminated operations. These include (among others) surgery for peritonitis, perforation, dead bowel, strangulation obstruction, and abscess. General principles are stressed, and specific tactics for dealing with difficult situations are discussed.


Percutaneous Drainage Postoperative Infection Primary Closure Bacterial Inoculum Collagen Sponge 
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This chapter was contributed by Claudia L. Corwin, MD, in the previous edition.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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