Abdominal wound dehiscence following laparotomy : How to minimize the wound failure?

Anip Joshi

Abstract


In surgery, laparotomy is one of the commonest performed procedures. Abdominal wound dehiscence is not an uncommon outcome following laparotomy in surgical practice. Although this complication does not add much to the mortality of surgical patients, it significantly escalates the post surgery morbidity. Furthermore, it adds up to the substantial prolongation of hospital stay which consequently demands an added care from our resources which are already meager in supply.

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