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Med J Malaysia. 2004 Jun;59(2):281-3.

Bogota bag in the treatment of abdominal wound dehiscence.

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Department of Surgery, Hospital University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Yacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Kuala Lumpur.


A patient who underwent emergency laparotomy for rectal prolapse developed repeated abdominal wound dehiscence and subsequently an enteric fistula. The management of abdominal wound dehiscence is discussed, specifically with regards to the Bogota bag. Use of Bogota bag has been reported worldwide but this may be the first report here.

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