localized peritonitis

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lo·cal·ized per·i·to·ni·tis

peritonitis confined to a demarcated region of the peritoneal cavity.
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localized peritonitis

Peritonitis confined to the area immediately surrounding an abscess, inflamed organ, or leak. Synonym: circumscribed peritonitis
See also: peritonitis
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Mean MPI score among 45 patients with localized peritonitis was 14.84 points, with no mortality rate, whereas 105 patients with generalized peritonitis had mean score of 25.48 points, with mortality of 12.38% (13/105).
Computed tomography (CT) showed a mass in the small intestine with heterogeneous enhancement, surrounded by mesenteric fat with hyperdensity indicating localized peritonitis (Figures 3(a)-3(d)).
Mean MPI score reported in literature for localized peritonitis is 19 (range 0 to 35) and in generalized peritonitis 26 to 27 points (range 11 to 43).
A case presenting with localized peritonitis may be very difficult to differentiate from acute cholecystitis.
According to Neimeier (1934), GB perforations are classified into three categories: Type I (acute) includes free perforation into the peritoneal cavity with generalized peritonitis, type II (sub-acute) describes localized perforation with pericholecystic abscess and localized peritonitis and type III (chronic) patients with cholecystoenteric fistulas.

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