Closing the open abdomen: Improved success with wittmann patch staged abdominal closure

Academic Article


  • Incorporating the Wittmann Patch into a clinical pathway for management of the open abdomen has contributed to an increased incidence of delayed fascial closure. Abdominal complications were similar in both groups, suggesting that the device is not only efficacious, but also relatively safe.© 2008 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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    Author List

  • Weinberg JA; George RL; Griffin RL; Stewart AH; Reiff DA; Kerby JD; Melton SM; Rue LW
  • Start Page

  • 345
  • End Page

  • 348
  • Volume

  • 65
  • Issue

  • 2