Dealing with the most difficult situations in abdominal surgery

Rifat Latifi, John A. Stroster

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter will emphasize some of the most complicated situations faced by general surgeons including enterocutaneous fistulas, necrotizing soft tissue infections, postoperative anastomotic leaks, and delayed recognition of intestinal ischemia in order to shed light on how we surgeons handle serious situations. It will refrain from covering most of the cross-over between abdominal surgery and oncologic or trauma causes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgical Decision Making
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond the Evidence Based Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783319298245
ISBN (Print)9783319298221
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Dehiscence
  • Fistulas
  • Ischemia
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infection
  • Wound infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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