Only infrequenntly is closure of the abdomen problematic in elective surgery. Options may be limited when a prolonged operation results in bowel edema that prevents primary closure of the abdominal fascia. The problem may be further magnified at facilities that do not routinely stock prosthetic materials that can be used for this purpose. We describe herein an inexpensive and readily available alternative for use in such situations.
(Arch Surg. 1994;129:884-885)
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