Term: Post-Operative Abdominopelvic Wound Dehiscence

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-07-20

Definition:

Post-operative abdominopelvic wound dehiscence is the unintentional opening of a surgical wound of the abdomen after surgery. These cases require a second procedure to re-close the surgical site.

References 

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