Abbreviated laparotomy or damage control laparotomy: Why, when and how to do it?

Abstract

The goal of abbreviated laparotomy is to treat severely injured patients whose condition requires an immediate surgical operation but for whom a prolonged procedure would worsen physiological impairment and metabolic failure. Indeed, in severely injured patients, blood loss and tissue injuries enhance the onset of the "bloody vicious circle", triggered by… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jviscsurg.2016.07.002

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