Invited Commentary

  • Robert E. Condon


Optimal source control requires elimination of the source of intra-abdominal contamination. Open procedures to accomplish resection, or closure of a perforation, are the usual primary means of source control. Drainage plays an important secondary role in the management of the abscesses that often follow peritoneal contamination, and has an occasional primary role in the management of a low volume fistula occurring in the absence of obstruction.


Percutaneous Drainage Catheter Removal Abscess Cavity Intraabdominal Abscess Interval Appendectomy 
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