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Obstet Gynecol. 2005 May;105(5 Pt 2):1267-8.

Postoperative ascites associated with intraperitoneal antiseptic lavage.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. pz@noil.sote.hu

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Peritonitis is the established term for infective inflammation of the peritoneum, whereas serositis generally refers to aseptic inflammation of a serous cavity, including the peritoneum. Serositis may be metabolic, viral, autoimmune, drug induced, genetic, allergic or granulomatous, or due to chemical antiseptics.

CASES:

In our gynecological department, 4 patients had peritonitis and ascites after laparotomy.

CONCLUSION:

Based on the investigation, we think that the solution used for peritoneal lavage (0.1% octenidine dihydrochloride and 2% phenoxyethanol) played a role in the tissue toxicity that caused chemical serositis with effusion.

PMID:
15863605
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