Re-laparotomies and Laparostomy for Infection

  • Moshe Schein


Remember chapter 10 where we discussed the principles of management of intra-abdominal infection (IAI)? W told you that in some patients, to improve survival, the performance of source and damage control must be repeated: certain patients need a re-laparotomy. In this chapter we’ll discuss re-laparotomies in greater detail. Leaving the abdomen-open or laparostomy is a common corollary to re-laparotomies; hence, it is discussed here as well. Before we continue you should be re-introduced to some definitions.


Ischemia Pneumonia Dexon Nylon Candida 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Moshe Schein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell University Medical CollegeUSA
  2. 2.New York Methodist HospitalBrooklynUSA

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