Medline ® Abstract for Reference 19
of 'Complications of abdominal surgical incisions'
Acute wound failure.
Surg Clin North Am. 1997;77(3):607.
The causes and treatment of acute failure of the abdominal incision are reviewed, along with a summary of studies on fascial healing. Emphasis is placed on taking large bites of tissue during closure to prevent dehiscence. Patient-related risk factors are viewed as less important in the causation of wound failure.
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA.