Difficult to Close Abdomen

  • Daniel L. FeingoldEmail author
  • David A. Kleiman


At the end of certain abdominal operations, it may be difficult to close the abdomen. This chapter reviews the operative approaches for dealing with a difficult to close abdomen.


Temporary abdominal closure (TAC) Compartment syndrome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of SurgeryColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Department of Colon and Rectal SurgeryBurlingtonUSA

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