Pelvic Drainage + Catheter Removal May Aid Refractory Peritonitis

Complications of peritonitis can go on even after PD catheter removal. A retrospective review of 46 patients with refractory peritonitis over 12-years found that the 12 who’d had pelvic drainage with closed active suction devices had an 8% future complication rate, vs. 44% in those who did not. None of the active drainage group needed further drainage or open laparotomy, while 35% of the non-drainage group did.

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