Duodenal perforation due to an abdominal drain placed after appendectomy in a child

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Insertion of abdominal drainage after appendectomy is controversial. We report on a case of duodenal perforation due to a silastic open drainage tube placed in the right para-colic gutter after appendectomy for perforated appendicitis. This case offers a clue against too liberal usage of abdominal drainage after appendectomy. Conservative management of bowel perforations secondary to abdominal drainages should be attempted in the absence of generalised peritonitis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-101
Number of pages3
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Publication statusPublished - 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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