Medline ® Abstract for Reference 15
of 'Complications of abdominal surgical incisions'
A novel and convenient method of delayed primary skin closure for grossly contaminated abdominal wounds.
Loudon MA, Barua JM
J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1994;39(1):47.
We describe a new method of delayed primary closure for grossly contaminated abdominal surgical wounds, combining the reduced vulnerability to infection associated with delayed skin closure and the excellent cosmesis of subcuticular suture. The surgical technique is outlined and the results in nine patients with gross intra-abdominal sepsis reported.
Department of Surgery, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee, UK.