Acute wound failure

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The causes and treatment of acute failure of the abdominal incision are reviewed, along with a summary of studies on fascial healing. Emphasis is placed on taking large bites of tissue during closure to prevent dehiscence. Patient-related risk factors are viewed as less important in the causation of wound failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-636
Number of pages30
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery

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