The 'sandwich technique' in the management of the open abdomen.

  title={The 'sandwich technique' in the management of the open abdomen.},
  author={Moshe Schein and Roger Saadia and J R Jamieson and Glenn A. Decker},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={73 5},
A management technique of the open abdominal wound is described. It consists of a 'sandwich' composed of a Marlex mesh and an Op-Site wound dressing with interposition of suction tubes. Such a technique prevents evisceration, protects the skin, decreases evaporation, allows accurate fluid replacement, facilitates nursing and adds to the patient's comfort. 

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
26 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 26 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…