Effects of laparoscopic models on anaerobic bacterial growth with Bacteroides fragilis in experimentally induced peritonitis

Sare M., Demirkiran A., Tastekin N., Durmaz B.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A, vol.13, no.3, pp.175-179, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Previous reports of recurrent intra-abdominal abcess formation after the laparoscopic treatment of perforated acute appendicitis led us to investigate the possible effects of gas insufflation on the spread of infection. We previously showed that Escherichia coli counts were significantly higher in a laparoscopy group that underwent carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation than in control and laparotomy groups. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of intra-abdominal CO2 and nitrous oxide (N2O) insufflation on anaerobic bacterial growth in a rat model.