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  • 2001-10-31

Diffuse appendicular peritonitis

Epublication WebSurg.com, Oct 2001;01(10). URL:
This video demonstrates an emergency appendectomy in a case of perforated gangrenous appendix with diffuse peritonitis. The surgeon demonstrates safe mobilization of bowel loops and identification of appendix before division of meso-appendix and resection of the appendix. The peritoneal cavity is thoroughly lavaged with saline and drains are inserted. This video demonstrates how to deal with a severe case of perforated appendicitis with diffuse purulent peritonitis.