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Damage Control Laparotomy

  • Carol E. H. Scott-ConnerEmail author
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Abstract

Damage control laparotomy is a procedure designed to provide rapid control of bleeding and/or intra-abdominal contamination while minimizing operative time and trauma. It was initially developed for use in severely injured unstable trauma patients, but the use has expanded to other critically ill patients. This chapter describes the use in trauma and in non-trauma situations.

Keywords

Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Damage Control Enterocutaneous Fistula Abdominal Closure Definitive Repair 
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Further Reading

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

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