Incidence of incisional hernia after abdominal vacuum therapy in patients with severe abdominal sepsis and delayed fascial closure

Alexander Perathoner, S. Stoemmer, E. Laimer, J. Pratschke & R. Kafka-Ritsch
Introduction: The application of the abdominal vacuum assisted closure (VAC) system has become a promising treatment strategy in critical ill patients with abdominal sepsis requiring surgical therapy and open abdomen. However, fascial retraction and high rates of incomplete fascial closure up to[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]