ColoShower ensures thorough and effective lavage of the intestinal tract whilst retaining all fluid in a closed circuit. A feature of the system is that the escape of fluid running back from the rectum during perioperative lavage is avoided.
The returning fluid is deposited in a sealed, integrated 2L collection bag. It has been demonstrated that povidone iodide lavage significantly reduces the concentration of bacteria in the colon (Hay J. M. D.C.R. 1989).