general peritonitis

gen·er·al per·i·to·ni·tis

peritonitis throughout the peritoneal cavity.
Synonym(s): diffuse peritonitis
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During laparotomy, we discovered 2 perforations on the ileum and general peritonitis with pus.
In most such cases, laparotomy or laparoscopic laparotomy is performed on suspicion of a perforation of the gastrointestinal tract or appendix or on suspicion of general peritonitis with unknown origin.
It is clinically characterized by general peritonitis and frequently occurs at the advanced stage of the disease [8].
Patients with general peritonitis due to trauma and idiopathic intra-abdominal abscesses were excluded from the study.
It is important to be aware that impressive radiological findings without the signs of general peritonitis should not preclude a conservative approach to management.
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