The measurement of intra-abdominal pressure as a criterion for abdominal re-exploration

I. L. Kron, P. K. Harman, S. P. Nolan

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Abstract

Acute elevation of intra-abdominal pressure above 30 mmHg caused oliguria in 11 postoperative patients. Operative re-exploration and decompression in seven patients resulted in immediate diuresis. Four patients who were not re-explored developed renal failure and died. If intra-abdominal pressure rises above 25 mmHg in the early postoperative period and is associated with oliguria and normal blood pressure and cardiac index, the patient should undergo re-exploration and decompression of the abdomen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-30
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of surgery
Volume199
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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