Use of dynamic wound closure system in conjunction with vacuum-assisted closure therapy in delayed closure of open abdomen

Salman A. E., Yetisir F., AKSOY Ş. M., Tokac M., Yildirim M. B., Kilic M.

HERNIA, vol.18, no.1, pp.99-104, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10029-012-1008-0
  • Journal Name: HERNIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-104
  • Keywords: Severe sepsis, Fascia, Abdomen, FASCIAL CLOSURE, MANAGEMENT
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Definitive abdominal closure may not be possible for several days or weeks after laparotomy in damage-control surgery, abdominal compartment syndrome and intraabdominal sepsis, until the patient has stabilized. Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC therapy(A (R)), KCI, San Antonio, TX, USA) and abdominal re-approximation anchor system (ABRA, Canica, Almonte, Ontario, Canada) are novel techniques in delayed closure of open abdomen. Our aim is to present the use of these strategies in the management of 7 patients with open abdomen.