Fundamentals in the prophylaxis of septic surgical complications

Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. Supplement
T Midtvedt


An operation in which the colonic/rectal wall is opened represents a destruction of a complicated balance between the patient and his intestinal micro-flora, giving way for infective micro-organisms to become established. The surgeon should try to minimize the number of organisms reaching the operation field and reduce their possibilities of establishment. Some strategical and tactical guide-lines for achieving these goals are given.


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