When is percutaneous drainage of abscesses contraindicated in the treatment of 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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Most patients with tertiary peritonitis develop complex abscesses or poorly localized peritoneal infections that are not amenable to percutaneous drainage. Up to 90% of patients will require reoperation for additional source control.


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