August 1983

The Hubbard Tank as an Adjunct to Drainage in Overwhelming Intra-abdominal Sepsis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Keesler US Air Force Medical Center, Keesler AFB, Miss.

Arch Surg. 1983;118(8):989. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390080091023

• Open drainage of the peritoneal cavity for severe intraabdominal sepsis has been gaining popularity. We had a patient whose overwhelming intra-abdominal infection did not respond to open drainage but was controlled by frequent immersion in a Hubbard tank. Use of the Hubbard tank should be considered in patients with uncontrolled intra-abdominal infection refractory to standard therapy.

(Arch Surg 1983;118:989)