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Table 4 Outcomes in pediatric patients (TAC: temporary abdominal closure, NPWT: negative pressure wound therapy)

From: IROA: International Register of Open Abdomen, preliminary results

Open abdomen in pediatrics
No. of patients 33
Age 5.9 (3.7)
Male gender 60.6%
Indications
 Peritonitis 12%
 Pancreatitis 6%
 Vascular emergencies and hemorrhage 6%
 Post-operative ACS 12%
 Other 15%
 Missing 48%
No. of dressings 0.3 (0.9)
Days of open abdomen 3.2 (3.1)
Fistula 3.4%
Mortality during treatment 3.4%
Definitive closure 96.6%
Complications post closure 53.6%
Mortality post closure 0.0%
TAC techniques
 Bogotà bag + skin closure 30%
 Barker vacuum pack 35%
 NPWT assisted 35%