Open Abdomen

  • Pier Luigi Ipponi


In the mind of a general surgeon, to leave the open abdomen at the end of a procedure might generate an unconscious discomfort due to the feeling of having accomplished an incomplete act. However, it represents one of the major innovations over the last 20 years as lifesaving solution and a strategic moment in minimal damage control surgery, which transposes the warfare experience into the management of major surgical emergencies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pier Luigi Ipponi
    • 1
  1. 1.General Surgeon, Azienda USL Centro ToscanaOspedale San Giovanni di DioFlorenceItaly

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