Management strategy for dirty abdominal incisions: primary or delayed primary closure? A randomized trial.


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It is still a matter of debate whether delayed primary closure (DPC) of dirty abdominal incisions reduces surgical site infections (SSIs) compared with primary closure (PC). Our objective was to determine whether DPC of dirty abdominal incisions reduces SSIs. METHOD A controlled randomized study was conducted at an academic tertiary… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/sur.2007.030