The increased incidence of intraabdominal infections in laparoscopic procedures: Potential causes, postoperative management, and prospective innovations

A. K. Strickland, Robert Martindale

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We conducted a review of the literature to identify some potential causes for the increased incidence of intraabdominal infections seen after laparoscopic procedures. We also discuss the postoperative management of this condition and provide a prospective overview of innovations that may be helpful in such cases in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)874-881
Number of pages8
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes



  • Immune system
  • Laparoscopic technology
  • Laparoscopy
  • Peritoneal defense
  • Peritonitis
  • Pneumoperitoneum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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