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Increased intra-abdominal pressure is the primary factor in the etiology of evisceration and avulsion of abdominal wounds. Other causes mentioned under etiology play only a contributory part. Eight cases of evisceration are reported in all of which increased intra-abdominal pressure was conspicuous. Prophylaxis entails a close observance of the fundamentals of surgical technic and principles. The symptomatology and treatment are presented.
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