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Medical Term:

vacuum pack technique


a temporary closing of the abdomen by using a fenestrated plastic sheet over the intestine but under the anterior abdominal wall, followed by the placement of moistened pads with a suction catheter within the wound. The entire defect is then covered by a nonporous plastic sheet; permits drainage of the abdominal cavity by suction while maintaining anterior abdominal wall rigidity.

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