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Aminpour M, Alamrajabi M, Movahhed M, Fereshtehnejad S. Report of a Case of Open Abdomen Using Zipper Locked Method. RJMS 2009; 16 :53-58
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  Introduction: The use of abdominal zippers for temporary abdominal closure was devised to facilitate repeated explorations, allowing multiple cleansing of the peritoneal cavity and the detection and management of septic complications. In our study, an open abdomen using a sterile zip in a patient with gangrenous bowels and reanastomosis derived infection is reported.

 Case report: In this study a patient with a history of appendectomy one year before referral (had referred to the physician with a one month complaint of abdominal pain) is presented. The patient underwent laparatomy twice. Most of his small intestine was resected due to the gangrene and primary anastomosis was performed. Finally after three days, the patient underwent multiple cleansing of the abdominal cavity following purulent discharge from the incision, acute respiratory distress syndrome and sepsis with diagnosis of discharge from the site of anastomosis. Zipper locked method was used for temporary closure of abdomen wall in order to facilitate multiple access of abdominal cavity. Finally, abdominal wall was closed constantly.

 Conclusion: Temporary closure of the abdomen by means of devices such as zip gives the opportunity of rapid, easy and safe assessment, management and treatment of these patients to the surgeons.

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