[Intra-abdominal sepsis: surgical management].
ABSTRACT Intraabdominal sepsis is a frequent clinical disorder in inpatients with severe consequences as septic shock and multisystem organic failure. It starts with the presence of germs or toxins from the abdominal cavity either intra or retroperitoneal. Pathophysiology is not yet totally understood. Clinical diagnosis many times is difficult and image aids are important. Treatment is based in the administration of antibiotics, nutritional support, ventilatory and hemodynamic aids. The keystone of the management is surgery. This review details the main technics and strategies of the surgeon in the operative room.