Massive abdominal wall defect: an exercise in patience and preparation

Gleeson, J.W., De Costa, A., and Prinsloo, P.W. (2007) Massive abdominal wall defect: an exercise in patience and preparation. In: sup1 (62) P25. p. 303. From: 3rd World Congress on Abdominal Compartment Syndrome, March 2007, Antwerp, Belgium.

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Thankfully managing the patient with a large abdominal wall defect is a rare scenario for most surgeons. This type of situation may manifest as a result of trauma, infection or various other insults. We present a case of large abdominal wall tissue loss resulting from necrotising infection as a complication of Caesarean section.

As this case highlights, patience and careful planning are the key ingredients to a successful outcome. Methods used to reconstruct this patient's abdominal wall combined temporary closure strategies, hernia repair methods and simple plastic surgical techniques to achieve a functional and cosmetically satisfactory result.

Item ID: 52585
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
ISSN: 2295-3337
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 23:35
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) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures @ 100%
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