Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Incision Opened Up Symptoms

Symptoms of wound dehiscence include:

  • Failure of the staples or stitches
  • Separation of the wound edges
  • Redness of the skin around the wound
  • Swelling of the skin around the wound
  • Fluid draining from the wound
  • Tissue protruding from the wound:
    • Fat
    • Muscle
    • Intestine

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Incision Opened Up References
  1. Gabrielli F, Potenza C, Puddu P, Sera F, Masini C, Abeni D. Suture materials and other factors associated with tissue reactivity, infection, and wound dehiscence among plastic surgery outpatients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2001 Jan;107(1):38-45. [11176599]
  2. Webster C, Neumayer L, Smout R, Horn S, Daley J, Henderson W, Khuri S; National Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program. models of abdominal wound dehiscence after laparotomy. J Surg Res. 2003 Feb;109(2):130-7. [12643854]
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