diffuse peritonitis


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gen·er·al per·i·to·ni·tis

peritonitis throughout the peritoneal cavity.
Synonym(s): diffuse peritonitis

diffuse peritonitis

Etymology: L, diffundere, to spread out; Gk, peri, near, teinein, to stretch, itis, inflammation
widespread peritonitis affecting most of the peritoneum, usually caused by a ruptured stomach or appendix. See also generalized peritonitis, peritonitis.

diffuse peritonitis

Peritonitis that is widespread, involving most of the peritoneum. Synonym: generalized peritonitis
See also: peritonitis
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Shurkalin, 1989, in 232 patients with diffuse peritonitis applied planned relaparotomy in 34 (8.
The patient is a 63-year-old man who, two years prior to transfer, underwent a Hartmann's operation for diffuse peritonitis from perforated diverticular abscess of the sigmoid colon.
In group B one complete transection of the common hepatic duct and one diffuse peritonitis after T-tube removal required operative treatment.
Prognostic factors in diffuse peritonitis," Langenbecks-Arch-Chir.
2) Pneumoperitoneum has been shown to be an indicator of diffuse peritonitis, constituting a bad prognostic factor, (4) and there is an increased risk of postoperative complications in cases of perforation.
At this point, either the pus moves throughout the abdomen, causing diffuse peritonitis, or the infection will be walled off, creating a localized abscess.
Patients with diffuse peritonitis and faecal contamination do worse.
Emergently ill patients, such as those with diffuse peritonitis, should be sent for surgery Other hospitalized patients who don't respond to nonsurgical treatment should also be sent for surgery.
The clinical picture of tuberculous perforation will be that of a diffuse peritonitis and a chest radiograph showing radiological manifestations of tuberculosis.
Patients with organ failure on admission, longer duration of illness before the surgery, diffuse peritonitis and feculent exudates were more likely to have higher scores and hence fall into high risk group than their counterparts.

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