Open Abdomen

A Comprehensive Practical Manual

  • Federico Coccolini
  • Rao Ivatury
  • Michael Sugrue
  • Luca Ansaloni

Part of the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma book series (HTACST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Rao R. Ivatury
    Pages 1-26
  3. Paola Fugazzola, Giulia Montori, Sandro Rizoli, Luca Ansaloni, Joao Rezende-Neto, Federico Coccolini
    Pages 27-33
  4. Manu L. N. G. Malbrain, Brecht De Tavernier, Pieter-Jan Van Gaal
    Pages 35-53
  5. Hany Bahouth, Yoram Kluger
    Pages 73-88
  6. Walter L. Biffl, Ernest E. Moore
    Pages 89-94
  7. Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni
    Pages 95-100
  8. Ari Leppäniemi
    Pages 101-107
  9. S. Acosta, A. Wanhainen, M. Björck
    Pages 109-117
  10. Giulia Montori, Federico Coccolini, Matteo Tomasoni, Paola Fugazzola, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena et al.
    Pages 119-133
  11. Martin Rosenthal, Marc de Moya
    Pages 135-140
  12. Davide Corbella, Oliviero Fochi, Mirco Nacoti
    Pages 141-152
  13. Michael L. Cheatham, Karen Safcsak
    Pages 153-163
  14. Torsten Kaussen
    Pages 165-185
  15. Patricia Marie Byers, Andrew B. Peitzman
    Pages 187-204
  16. Rosemary Koehl Lee
    Pages 205-213
  17. Antonio Tarasconi, Osvaldo Chiara, Stefania Cimbanassi, Arianna Birindelli, Roberto Cirocchi, Gregorio Tugnoli et al.
    Pages 215-228
  18. Michael Sugrue, Mary Connolly
    Pages 229-236
  19. Leonard Frederik Kroese, Johannes Jeekel, Johan Frederik Lange
    Pages 237-246
  20. Marco Ceresoli, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni, Massimo Sartelli, Giampiero Campanelli, Fausto Catena
    Pages 247-256
  21. PT Matteo Bonfanti, PT Mara Pasquetti
    Pages 257-268
  22. Dieter G. Weber, Sana Nasim
    Pages 269-279

About this book


This book is the first available practical manual on the open abdomen. The handy format will allow practicing physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and physiotherapists to use it as a ready source of information on all aspects of management of the open abdomen in a wide variety of settings. The coverage includes, for example, the open abdomen in trauma, intra-abdominal sepsis, and acute pancreatitis, step-by-step descriptions of different techniques with the aid of high-quality color figures, guidance on potential complications and their management, and features of management in different age groups. Throughout, the guidance provided is state of the art, reflecting recent innovations and drawing upon a thorough and up-to-date literature review. Useful tips and tricks are highlighted, and the book is designed to aid in daily decision making. The authors include worldwide opinion leaders in the field, guaranteeing the high scientific value of the content.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Federico Coccolini
    • 1
  • Rao Ivatury
    • 2
  • Michael Sugrue
    • 3
  • Luca Ansaloni
    • 4
  1. 1.General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery DepartmentBufalini HospitalCesenaItaly
  2. 2.General SurgeryVirginia Commonvealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  3. 3.Letterkenny General HospitalLetterkennyIreland
  4. 4.General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery DepartmentBufalini HospitalCesenaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48071-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48072-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-8284
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-8292
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