Esmarch closure of laparotomy incisions in unstable trauma patients

S. M. Cohn, G. A. Burns, Mark D Sawyer, C. Tolomeo, K. A. Milner, S. Spector

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Abstract

Fascial closure after laparotomy may he time-consuming and extremely difficult, especially in the setting of massive bowel edema. In the trauma patient with deteriorating hemodynamic status, hypothermia, or worsening hypoxia, expeditious abdominal wall closure is essential to facilitate rapid transport to the intensive care trail for further stabilization. With the increasing utilization of the abbreviated laparotomy in unstable trauma patients, innovative techniques for speedy fascial closure must he evaluated. We developed the Esmarch closure-a simple, rapid method for closing the abdominal wall at the end of abbreviated laparotomies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)978-979
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Laparotomy
Abdominal Wall
Wounds and Injuries
Critical Care
Hypothermia
Edema
Hemodynamics
Hypoxia

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Esmarch closure of laparotomy incisions in unstable trauma patients. / Cohn, S. M.; Burns, G. A.; Sawyer, Mark D; Tolomeo, C.; Milner, K. A.; Spector, S.

In: Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, Vol. 39, No. 5, 1995, p. 978-979.

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Cohn, S. M. ; Burns, G. A. ; Sawyer, Mark D ; Tolomeo, C. ; Milner, K. A. ; Spector, S. / Esmarch closure of laparotomy incisions in unstable trauma patients. In: Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care. 1995 ; Vol. 39, No. 5. pp. 978-979.
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