Fecal Peritonitis

  • Arun Loganathan
  • John E. Hartley


Peritonitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the peritoneal cavity and, as such, may be a localized or generalized process. Peritonitis can be further classified into primary (spontaneous), secondary (due to a breach in continuity of the gastrointestinal tract), or tertiary (recurrent or persistent) (see Table 38.1).


Colonic Perforation Generalize Peritonitis Mannheim Peritonitis Index Peritoneal Contamination Primary Fascial Closure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Castle Hill HospitalThe University of Hull Academic Surgical UnitHullUK

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