Welcome to openabdomen.org

A resource for surgeons who treat the difficult abdomen. The goal is to improve patient care by helping surgeons to better understand causes leading to the need for a PLANNED OPEN ABDOMEN and provide information about surgical technique, tips, and tricks and supporting treatments.
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This is a purely professional medical scientific website without any commercial interest or advertizing.
These webpages contain pictures of surgical prcedures and diseases and may be objectionable to sensitive persons.


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The passcode is the name of a surgical instrument that surgeons use to grab fascial edges!