Key Learning Objectives:
- Summarise the pathophysiology and classification of peritonitis.
- Explain the pathophysiology associated with penetrating peritoneal injuries, haemoabdomen, uroabdomen, chylous peritonitis, biliary peritonitis and intra-abdominal abscesses.
- Discuss the pathophysiology and clinical findings associated with hepatic vascular abnormalities such as PSS and hepatic arteriovenous malformations.
- Outline the medical, surgical and interventional options for treatment of hepatic vascular abnormalities.
Includes a practical session where Jackson Pratt abdominal draining, partial cystectomy, biliary stent placement, practical review of hepatic vascular anatomy, vascular dissection and vessel attenuation by placement of an ameroid constrictor and cellophane banding can be practised.