[Prevention of small bowel fistulas during open abdominal treatment: lessons learned].

@article{Willms2011PreventionOS,
  title={[Prevention of small bowel fistulas during open abdominal treatment: lessons learned].},
  author={Arnulf Gregor Willms and Christoph G{\"u}sgen and Christian Schreyer and H. P. Becker and Robert Schwab},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  year={2011},
  volume={136 6},
  pages={592-7}
}
BACKGROUND Abdominal vacuum therapy has simplified the treatment of a laparostoma. But is that all that it can achieve? The role of abdominal vacuum therapy concerning the development of small bowel fistulas is still under discussion. Treatment of the bowel surface seems to be crucial for the prevention of fistulas. As military surgeons, we need a simple, standardised regimen, leading to reproducible good results and low complication rates. The question is: are we able to eliminate small bowel… CONTINUE READING
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