Algorithm for the management of large abdominal wall defects due to laparostomy wounds following intra-abdominal catastrophe

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Abdominal reconstruction of large defects is a challenge, and there is an additional morbidity and mortality when it is associated with emergency laparotomy or laparostomy. This study describes the surgical management of abdominal defects and describes an algorithm for complex abdominal reconstruction. We assessed complications such as fistula formation and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00238-013-0834-3

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