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 – Kocher procedure:
- Wound closure difficulties due to incision too close to the costal arch
- Superior epigastric vessels injury
With the following tips you might perform this 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
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 the skin over the previously made marking.
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