Closing the open abdomen

De Costa, Alan, and Gleeson, J.W. (2007) Closing the open abdomen. In: sup1 (62) P20. pp. 301-302. From: 3rd World Congress on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome, March 2007, Antwerp, Belgium.

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The baseline treatment of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome is lparostomy. While this is a life saving procedure, the resulting open abdomen (OA) introduces its own challenges, mainly enteric fistula and complex ventral hernia.

We propose that the incidence of these complications is proportional tothe length of time the abdomen remains open. The corollary is that OA wounds should be closed as soon as practicable.

We examine the different models of abdominal wound healing, and how they can be exploited and modified to obtain early closure of the open abdomen.

Item ID: 52583
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
ISSN: 2295-3337
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 23:27
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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