Table 2

 Outcome of different techniques for open necrosectomy

TechniquePatients
>(n)
Patients with
>infected necrosis
MortalityRe-laparotomy
>(n)
“Open packing”
    Bradley 199377171 (100%)15%1–5/pt
    Branum 1998185042 (84%)6 (12%)2–13/pt
    Bosscha 1998502828 (100%)11 (39%)17 (mean)/pt
    Nieuwenhuijs 2003513818 (47%)
“Planned re-laparotomies”
    Sarr 1991472318 (75%)4 (17%)2–>5/pt
    Tsiotos 1998207257 (79%)18 (25%)1–7/pt
“Closed packing”
    Fernandez-del C 1998196436 (56%)4 (6%)11 (17%)
“Closed continuous lavage”
    Beger 1988489537 (39%)8 (8%)26 (27%)
    Farkas 199652123123 (100%)9 (7%)
    Büchler 2000132927 (93%)7 (24%)6 (22%)
    Büchler 20014239 (93%)9 (21%)7 (17%)
    Nieuwenhuijs 200351217 (33%)