Use of a visceral protective layer prevents fistula development in open abdomen therapy: results from the European Hernia Society Open Abdomen Registry

Sebastian Schaaf*, Robert Schwab, Aliona Wöhler, Filip Muysoms, Johan F Lock, Karl Sörelius, Rene Fortelny, Tobias Keck, Frederik Berrevoet, Gregor A Stavrou, Martin von Websky, Dario Tartaglia, Dirk Bulian, Arnulf Willms

*Corresponding author for this work
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe British journal of surgery
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)1607-1610
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2023


  • Abdomen
  • Abdominal Wound Closure Techniques
  • Fistula
  • Hernia, Ventral
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Fistula/prevention & control
  • Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Open Abdomen Techniques
  • Registries
  • Surgical Mesh

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