, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 691–696 | Cite as

Novel technique of temporary abdominal closure with continuous medial fascial traction dynamic for patients with open abdomen

  • S. Pereira-WarrEmail author
  • J. A. Sierra-Marin


Open abdomen has been an effective treatment for abdominal catastrophes in trauma and general surgery, is one of the greatest advances in recent decades and has become a common procedure in both trauma and general surgery. Temporary abdominal closure techniques in managing open abdomen help to achieve many benefits without incurring many complications. We present a series of patients in which a temporary abdominal closure technique was used that generates continuous medial fascial traction dynamic in patients with open abdomen for different causes.


Open abdomen Temporary abdominal closure Primary delayed fascial closure 



We thank to Juan Camilo Correa Cote-Surgeon, for contributing to the video edits.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

SPW declares no conflict of interest. JASM declares no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This study was approved by the ethics committee of Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital.

Human and animal rights

A protocol involving our novel technique was presented to the Ethics Committee at the Pablo Tobón Uribe Hospital, it was found in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki principles and was therefore approved. In a cohort we used the technique in eight patients with OA indication at our institution, Medellin, Colombia, were retrospectively analyzed.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pablo Tobon Uribe HospitalMedellin-AntioquiaColombia

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