[Generalised fecal peritonitis. Etiopathogenic and therapeutic considerations in 30 cases (author's transl)].J Chir (Paris). 1977; 113(4):327-36.JC
The authors analyse a series of 30 cases of generalised fecal peritonitis which represents a less frequent form of peritoneal infection. The etiology was mainly diverticular perforation (50 p. cent) or neoplasia (25 p. cent). The mortality was high (63 p. cent). It seems, in the light of the results, that the best treatment consists of operating in two stages, the first being the eradication of the colonic lesion which should be carried out as a routine without attempting immediate anastomosis. Wide drainage with peritoneal lavage and the use of "noxythioline" may improve the results of a disease which always remains very severe.