Abdominal Wound Dehiscence

  • Dirk van Geldere


Wound dehiscence and eventration after an abdominal operation is one of the most serious postoperative complications, associated with up to 30% mortality. In this phenomenon, about 1 week after laparotomy the wound suddenly opens up: The common name burst abdomen captures its calamitous nature.


Incisional Hernia Suture Material Wound Dehiscence Abdominal Wound Abdominal Incision 
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  • Dirk van Geldere
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryZiekenhuis AmstelveenThe Netherlands

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