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dehiscence

[də′his·əns]
(botany)
Spontaneous bursting open of a mature plant structure, such as fruit, anther, or sporangium, to discharge its contents.
(medicine)
A defect in the boundary of a bony canal or cavity.
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Wound dehiscence was 10% at the time of stitch removal and burst abdomen was absent but these results were not statistically significant.
Moreover, experience of surgeon and use of more than two abdominal drains were factors significantly associated with wound dehiscence. A number of studies have been conducted in India which suggest that new interrupted X-technique for abdominal closure after midline laparotomy significantly reduces the risk of burst abdomen7,8.
However, overall early postoperative complications occurred in the Limberg flap group at a rate of 24.3% (five seroma, five infection, and seven wound dehiscence cases in 17 patients out of 70) and at a rate of 8.3% in the oval flap group (two seroma, two infection, and two wound dehiscence cases in 6 patients out of 72).
aureus: Staphylococcus aureus Table 2: Complications at recipient site Complication Number of patients Management Partial distal necrosis 2 Conservative Transient loss of sensation 1 - Bulky flap 1 - Table 3: Complications at donor site Complication Number of patients Management Wound dehiscence 2 Direct closure Infection of suture line 1 Dressing
On the 8th day of postsurgery, the patient was noticed to have developed a complete wound dehiscence (Figure 2) and a fecal fistula.
Causes and Severity of Wound Dehiscence. As shown in Table 1, WD resulted from known trauma in 27 eyes (87.0%), was spontaneous in 4 eyes (13.0%), and had an unknown predisposing cause in 6 eyes (19.4%).
On examination, intraorally it was seen that there was mild wound dehiscence, pus discharge, raise in temperature, halitosis and exposure of the plate in Left Angle region.
Amongst the fourteen adult patients treated for cleft lip, only one (2%) had wound dehiscence at the vermilion.
Host of minor and major complications, including anastomotic leak, wound infection, obstruction, wound dehiscence and incisional hernia, are associated with it.5 Colostomy will provide true benefit if morbidity and mortality is kept to a minimum so that it does not interfere with the patient's ability to recover.
Vascular complications involve bleeding, anastomotic stenosis, and thrombus.[sup][4],[8] Moreover, urinary complications involve urinary leakage, anastomotic stenosis, and infection.[sup][4],[8] Especially, because of the more limited views and exploration in MIKT, a higher complication rate was expected,[sup][8] but it was similar in MIKT and CKT groups in the literature.[sup][4],[7],[8] Oyen et al .[sup][4] reported that there were no statistically significant differences in bleeding, anastomotic stenosis, lymphocele, and wound dehiscence between MIKT and CKD groups.
One patient in open group showed wound dehiscence. No leakage was reported in either group.