Abdominal Wall Incision - Kocher
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Abdominal Wall Incision - Kocher

This Abdominal Wall Incision – Kocher course will teach you:

  • How to approach the abdominal cavity using a Kocher incision

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during this Abdominal Wall Incision – KocherĀ procedure:

  • Wound closure difficulties due to incision too close to the costal arch
  • Superior epigastric vessels injury

With the following tips you might perform thisĀ Abdominal Wall Incision – Kocher procedure even better:

  • Extension of the incision
  • Opening of the peritoneum
  • Abdominal muscle transection
  • Wound closure in case of peritonitis

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Step by step

Abdominal cavity approach

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin starting approximately 2.5 cm caudal to the xiphoid process, extending 10 – 15 cm obliquely down to the right, following the border of the costal arch.

Incise

Incise the skin over the previously made marking.

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