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Postoperative Abdominal Wound Dehiscence

Postoperative Abdominal Wound Dehiscence: Introduction

A complication of abdominal surgery where poor wound healing results in the wound splitting open. The wound breaks down and healing can be a very lengthy and difficult process during which time the risk of infection is high. Risk factors for the condition include diabetes, increased age, obesity, wound infection, poor wound closing and injury to the wound following the operation. Approximately 112 postoperative abdominal wound dehiscences occurred per 1000 relevant discharges in the US. ...more »

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