Published: 2016-12-19

Anatomical principles of intraperitoneal drain placement

Ketan Vagholkar, Shrikant Suryawanshi, Suvarna Vagholkar


Drain placement after abdominal surgery continues to be a standard practice. However in recent years there has been reluctance amongst surgeons to drain the peritoneal cavity liberally thereby leading to a multitude of septic complications. A brief review of the physical dynamics of intraperitoneal spaces is presented with a view to improve the practice of optimum drain placement.


Cavity, Drain, Peritoneal, Tube

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