Retroperitoneal abscess with multiple organ failure, after traumatic duodenal rupture followed by dehiscence of duodenal sutures, is a condition associated with a very high mortality. We report on a case treated by retroperitoneal laparostomy, a technique proposed as treatment for pancreatic abscess after an acute necrotizing pancreatitis. The retroperitoneal laparostomy creates a wide open cavity in a gravity-favorable position, allowing drainage and daily debridement of necrotic collections.
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Rivista||THE JOURNAL OF TRAUMA, INJURY, INFECTION, AND CRITICAL CARE|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 1995|
- Multiple Organ Failure
- Retroperitoneal Space
- Tomography, X-Ray Computed
- Wounds, Nonpenetrating