Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Bleeding Surgical Wound Dehiscence

Symptoms of post operative wound dehiscence include:

  • Failure of the staples or stitches
  • Separation of the wound edges
  • Wound swelling
  • Fluid draining from the wound
  • Tissue protruding from the wound

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Bleeding Surgical Wound References
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