Effect of abdominal insufflation on bacterial growth in experimental peritonitis

Sare M., Demirkiran A., Alibey E., Durmaz B.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A, vol.11, no.5, pp.285-289, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Perforated appendicitis can be treated laparoscopically, but this approach is associated with a higher rate of intra-abdominal abscess. Pneumoperitoneum impairs the clearance of bacteria from the peritoneal cavity in experimental models of peritonitis. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of intra-abdominal gas insufflation on bacterial growth in a rat model.