vacuum pack technique

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.

vac·u·um pack tech·nique

(vak'yūm pak tek-nēk')
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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The technique is also known as vacuum assisted closure (VAC), negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), vacuum sealing technique (VST), sealed surface wound suction (SSS), sub atmospheric pressure therapy or dressing, foam suction dressing, and vacuum pack technique (VPT)7.
Vacuum pack technique of temporary abdominal closure: a four-year experience.
The modified sandwich vacuum pack technique recommended by Navsaria et al.