When is it advisable to delay surgery for peritonitis and abdominal sepsis?

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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In some instances, success of nonoperative drainage also includes the ability to delay surgery until the acute process and sepsis are resolved and a definitive procedure can be performed under elective circumstances.

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