Figure 2. The abdominal wall pack technique for temporary closure is initiated by placing number-2 nylon sutures on a large retention suture needle 4 cm from the wound edge at 2 cm intervals.

Figure 2

The abdominal wall pack technique for temporary closure is initiated by placing number-2 nylon sutures on a large retention suture needle 4 cm from the wound edge at 2 cm intervals. These sutures pass through the skin subcutaneous tissue and the muscle-fascia complex so that the suture lies just anterior to the peritoneum.

From: Management of the difficult abdominal closure

Cover of Surgical Treatment
Surgical Treatment: Evidence-Based and Problem-Oriented.
Holzheimer RG, Mannick JA, editors.
Munich: Zuckschwerdt; 2001.
Copyright © 2001, W. Zuckschwerdt Verlag GmbH.

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