Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol47,No1

Abdominal Vacuum-Assisted Closure for Secondary Abdominal Fascial Closure into Open Abdomen after Surgical Repair for Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Daisuke Watanabe* Tetsuro Uchida* Azumi Hamasaki*
Yoshinori Kuroda* Eiichi Oba* Atsushi Yamashita*
Jun Hayashi* Ai Takahashi* Shingo Nakai*
Mitsuaki Sadahiro*

(The Second Department of Surgery, Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan)

Secondary abdominal fascial closure by abdominal vacuum-assisted closure(VAC)therapy is required for abdominal organ protection and prevention of infection due to abdominal compartment syndrome(ACS)developing after the surgery. In this paper, we present our experience with abdominal VAC therapy for two cases that required open abdominal management after surgical repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm, with favorable outcomes. Case 1 involved a 72-year-old man who underwent endovascular aortic repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Abdominal VAC therapy was started after decompression laparotomy because he developed ACS immediately after surgery. Secondary abdominal fascial closure was performed on day 4 postoperatively, and he had no complications. Case 2 involved a 71-year-old man who underwent emergency Y-graft replacement for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. We considered secondary abdominal fascial closure necessary because of prominent intestinal edema and massive retroperitoneal hematoma, and performed abdominal VAC therapy. We changed the VAC system on day 4, postoperatively and performed secondary abdominal fascial closure on day 7, postoperatively. Abdominal VAC therapy is considered effective and safe for patients requiring secondary abdominal fascial closure after abdominal surgery.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 47:36-39(2018)

Keywords:ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm;abdominal compartment syndrome;abdominal vacuum-assisted closure

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