Laparotomy wound disruption. An avoidable technical failure.

António Mendes de Almeida, Winston Gracias, Noel Medina, Fernando Aldeia

Abstract


Laparotomy wound disruption, in spite of being a quite avoidable complication, the result of a technical mishap, as it is, still carries a significantly high morbidity and mortality. A group of 648 major laparotomies, with no dehiscences, is compared with another one of 1154, with 39 disruptions, the most significant differences residing on the technical type of closure.


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