Although there is broad agreement on the optimal surgical therapy of peritonitis, the concept of intervention to avert imminent failure of this therapy is much less clear. Dr. Lipsett clearly points out that patients successfully managed with a single operation fare better than those who need multiple operations. Fortunately a patient's intra-abdominal infection may be resolved at the first attempt in the majority of cases If, however, the source cannot be controlled early, a scheduled reoperation is indispensable.
KeywordsAbdominal Compartment Syndrome Intraabdominal Infection Diffuse Peritonitis Periodic Health Examination Abdominal Repair
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