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; to learn more about surgical methods managing the PLANNED OPEN ABDOMEN; to appreciate damage control (DC) and damage control repair (DCR) or staged abdominal repair (STAR), and to pass on surgical technique, tips, and tricks and discuss supporting treatments.

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