Bowel preparation before colon surgery

Q) What is true about bowel preparation before colon surgery in an elective case?

a) Bowel preparation should be done in every case

b) Bowel preparation should be done in all emergency situations like perforation and obstruction to attempt primary repair.

c) Mechanical purging one day before surgery and at leat 3 days of administration of non absorbable oral antibiotic should be given in all patients before elective colon resection

d) Bowel preparation at most centers is based on surgeons's discretion but reports have not shown any proven benefits.

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