Incision, Exposure, Closure

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter discusses the initial steps in any surgical procedure: incision and exposure of the surgical field. Fundamental principles are stressed throughout. Different types of surgical retractors are described. Finally, the general principles of wound closure (particularly abdominal incisions) are described.

Keywords

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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