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Postoperative Complications

  • J. P. Chevrel

Abstract

The complications of laparotomy can be subdivided into early (hematoma, abscess, burst abdomen) and late complications (residual pain, incisional hernia, tumor growth in the scar tissue). Burst abdomen and incisional hernia are discussed in Chap. 5. Presented below are the classical complications, i. e., hematoma, abscess, and cicatricial tumors, in addition to the problem of residual pain, which is still poorly understood from both the clinical and therapeutic standpoints.

Keywords

Chronic Pain Abdominal Wall Incisional Hernia Scar Tissue Residual Pain 
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