Options in the Management of the Open Abdomen

  • Firas G. Madbak
  • Dale A. Dangleben

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Firas G. Madbak, Ryan A. Lawless
    Pages 1-8
  3. Rona E. Altaras, Firas G. Madbak, Dale A. Dangleben
    Pages 9-14
  4. Rona E. Altaras, Firas G. Madbak
    Pages 15-22
  5. Dale A. Dangleben, Andrew Dennis, Firas G. Madbak
    Pages 23-35
  6. Dale A. Dangleben, Firas G. Madbak
    Pages 37-42
  7. Joshua M Adkinson, Ramon Garza III, M. Shuja Shafqat, Marshall G Miles
    Pages 43-57
  8. Jennifer W. Harris, John Scott Roth
    Pages 59-74
  9. Firas G. Madbak
    Pages 75-79
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 81-82

About this book


This book by Madbak and Dangleben has collated lot of information that has been presented and published in many disparate arenas into a single easy to read source. In an area where there is more experience and “favorite techniques” than true evidence based answers, they provide a wealth of information along with outstanding photographic support that makes this an excellent resource for all surgeons caring for this population. Similar to many things in life, when treating patients with the open abdomen one size or methodology does not fit all and this book will assuredly contain at least one possible answer to your patient’s problem.

One of the more unique aspects of this textbook is its detailed “How to” approach for the wide variety of techniques utilized in the management of the open abdomen. While there may be no consensus as to what constitutes the optimal management of the open abdomen, this book articulates a number of options and their advantages. Most importantly, it provides high quality photographs that enhance the step by step “How to” approach of the text. More recent developments including using biologic mesh, implementing complex abdominal wall reconstruction and utilizing minimally invasive endoscopic techniques are described. This book is not only appropriate for all practicing surgeons that deal with this complex issue, but is also relevant for residents and fellows who are just getting their first exposure to open abdomens.


Abdominal Compartment Sydrome Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Abthera Barker Vac Pack Biologic Mesh Bogota Bag Bowel edema Component Seperation Damage Control Decompressive Laparotomy Endoscopy Fistulae History Laparoscopy Large Xenoderm matrix Operative Stages STSG Sepsis Synthetic Mesh TAWT Wittmann patch Zipper Closure abscess bladder pressure enteroatmospheric enterocutaneous hernia infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Firas G. Madbak
    • 1
  • Dale A. Dangleben
    • 2
  1. 1.Trauma & Surgical Critical Care The Reading HospitalUniversity of Pennsylvania Perelman School of MedicineWest ReadingUSA
  2. 2.Trauma & General Surgery Department of SurgeryCentral Maine Medical CenterLewistownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-1826-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-1827-0
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