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Vol. 94. Issue 1.
Pages 59 (January 2016)
Vol. 94. Issue 1.
Pages 59 (January 2016)
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Activated Carbon in the Peritoneal Cavity
Carbón activado en la cavidad peritoneal
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Irene Lobo-Machína, Vicente Medina-Aranaa, Luciano Delgado-Plasenciaa, Alberto Bravo-Gutiérreza, Guillermo Burillo-Putzeb,
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a Servicio de Cirugía General y Digestiva, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
b Servicio de Urgencias, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
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Dear Editor,

We completely agree with the statements by Nogué et al.1 Our case seems to have originated with the placement of a nasogastric tube, a previously injured gastric cavity and an attempt at decontamination in a therapeutic interval that was a priori out of range.2 For years, our group has been advising against both the indication as well as the use of routine decontamination measures3,4 due to potential iatrogenesis,5 which is probably underreported.6

In any event, given the possibility that similar unfortunate episodes may continue to occur, we feel the need to insist to surgeons that, in spite of a thorough initial surgical abdominal lavage, these patients require strict monitoring after the surgical intervention, as new episodes of peritonitis are foreseeable given the extensive diffusion of AC in the peritoneal cavity.

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Please cite this article as: Lobo-Machín I, Medina-Arana V, Delgado-Plasencia L, Bravo-Gutiérrez A, Burillo-Putze G. Carbón activado en la cavidad peritoneal. Cir Esp. 2016;94:59.

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