Which studies have addressed concerns regarding drainage catheters in deep abscesses the management 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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Concerns regarding the transgression of small or large bowel with drainage catheters in deep abscesses or ileus have been addressed in animal studies, which have found no increase in abscess formation, independent of whether catheters remained for 5 days or longer. Similar data are not available in human patients.


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