Finally, it is time to get the“ hell out of here”. You were working all night and it is tempting to do so hastily. Impatience, however, is inadvisable since correct abdominal closure would protect the patient from abdominal wound dehiscence and yourself from a great humiliation (“everybody knows”), and later on, from the development of a hernia.


Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Interrupted Suture Monofilament Suture Abdominal Closure Absorbable Suture Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moshe Schein
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  1. 1.Cornell University Medical CollegeUSA
  2. 2.New York Methodist HospitalBrooklynUSA

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