The number of operations negatively influences fascia closure in open abdomen management.

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BACKGROUND Open abdomen management applies to a variety of traumatic and inflammatory abdominal conditions. One complication of this technique is inability to achieve primary closure of the abdominal wall. The aim of this study was to determine if the number of abdominal reexplorations influences the success of abdominal closure. METHODS A review of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2012.07.029

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