What is the prognosis of peritonitis and abdominal sepsis in patients requiring emergent reoperations?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Outcomes are worse in patients requiring emergent reoperations for persistent or recurrent infections (30-50% increase in the mortality rate); however, patients undergoing early planned second-look operations do not demonstrate this trend.

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