Successful treatment of early, postoperative, necrotizing infection of the abdominal wall

C. A. Howard, W. W. Turner

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Unique treatment of a necrotizing infection of the abdominal wall, using a temporary closure with polyvinyl, led to survival in a patient with a stab wound, who developed extensive abdominal myofascial necrosis. A large abdominal wall defect was repaired later with polypropylene mesh and a split-thickness autograft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-587
Number of pages2
JournalCritical care medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


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  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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