Abdominal incisions--vertical or transverse?

  title={Abdominal incisions--vertical or transverse?},
  author={Harold Ellis and Philip D Coleridge-Smith and Arthurs Joyce},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={60 704},
Two-hundred and nine patients were entered into a prospective, randomized trial in order to determine whether a vertical or transverse abdominal incision is the more satisfactory in producing sound wounds. Ninety-six patients were randomized between paramedian and transverse incisions, and followed up for at least 1 year. No significant difference in the incidence of wound failure could be shown between 46 paramedian and 50 transverse incisions. Those patients who were considered to require a… CONTINUE READING