Granulomatous peritonitis caused by glove starch

Moshe Michowitz*, M. Stavorovsky, B. Ilie

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Corn starch particles are used as a surgical glove lubricant. At present there is no better alternative for this lubricant. Implantation of corn starch particles into the peritoneal cavity can induce foreign body reactions, starch peritonitis and starch granulomata, and may cause adhesions and intestinal obstruction. Starch peritonitis should be treated conservatively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-595
Number of pages3
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Issue number695
StatePublished - 1983


  • Adhesions
  • Gloves
  • Granulomatous peritonitis
  • Starch


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