Fundamentals of Temporary Abdominal Wall Closure
Temporary abdominal closure is a critical treatment modality in select abdominal surgery patients. Although this technique can be lifesaving and morbidity reducing, it is also associated with specific risks. These risks can be mitigated via appropriate understanding of technical treatment options while maintaining a high index of suspicion for common complications. The following chapter will review contemporary technical options inclusive of available materials and commercial devices. It will also review adjuncts of care that should reduce morbidity.
KeywordsOpen abdomen Temporary abdominal closure VAC pack Barker VAC ABThera Wittmann Patch Damage control Damage control abdomen