Preventing disruption of abdominal wounds.

Abstract

The use of silver wire retention sutures requires added operating room time and expense, and it incurs the potential hazards of caught viscera, the possibility of more adhesions, leakage of intraperitoneal fluid through the exit wound, mild infection of exit wounds, and, on removal of the sutures, pain despite sedation, cutting of viscera, and a residual… (More)

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