Dealing with the Most Difficult Situations in Abdominal Surgery

  • Rifat LatifiEmail author
  • John A. Stroster


This chapter will emphasize some of the most complicated situations faced by general surgeons including enterocutaneous fistulas, necrotizing soft tissue infections, postoperative anastomotic leaks, and delayed recognition of intestinal ischemia in order to shed light on how we surgeons handle serious situations. It will refrain from covering most of the cross-over between abdominal surgery and oncologic or trauma causes.


Fistulas Dehiscence Wound infection Ischemia Necrotizing soft tissue infection 



There are no identifiable conflicts of interests to report.

The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryWestchester Medical Center, New York Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryBanner University Medical CenterTucsonUSA

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