Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, October 13th, 2006
"Open management of the abdomen has become an accepted technique for both the treatment and the prevention of abdominal compartment syndrome. It has also gained popularity as a treatment option in situations requiring multiple laparotomies such as uncontrolled intra-abdominal infections and severe abdominal injury necessitating damage control surgery," scientists in the United States report.
"A significant number of patients managed with the open abdomen technique are unable to undergo complete...
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