Wound Dehiscence Diagnosis

How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, exams, processes, and other information relating to the diagnosis of Wound Dehiscence below.

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How to Diagnose Wound Dehiscence


Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and examine the surgical area. Tests may include the following:

  • Laboratory tests, such as:
    • Wound and tissue cultures to determine if there is an infection
    • Blood tests to determine if there is an infection
  • Imaging studies, such as:
    • X-ray -to evaluate the extent of wound separation
    • Ultrasound -to evaluate for pus and pockets of fluid
    • CT scan -to evaluate for pus and pockets of fluid


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