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Surgery of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects

Latifi, Rifat (Ed.)

2013, XXI, 208 p. 176 illus., 142 illus. in color.

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  • Provides clear guidance on technique and materials
  • Tissue transfer techniques are described in detail
  • Written by practicing experts in their respective areas

Complex abdominal wall hernias and complex abdominal wall defects, including stomas or the complications associated with any of the above, are common and challenging for surgeons. The lack of high quality evidence leaves surgeons without clear guidance regarding the selection of technique or material to be used when treating these serious problem. Surgery of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects has been written to provide this guidance. It covers the surgical anatomy of the abdominal wall, pathology of abdominal wall defects, such as hernias, enterocutaneous or entero-atmospheric fistulae, indications for, and surgical techniques used to, reconstruct the abdominal wall. In addition, through a number of illustrations, the placement of mesh in the abdominal wall reconstruction, as well as manipulations of patient’s tissue including lateral compartment release techniques and other tissue transfer techniques are described in detail. The text also covers reconstruction of complex contaminated abdominal wall defects in patients with complex enteric fistulae; ostomies, defects created after the excision of previously placed infected prosthetic mesh, and defects associated with acute tissue loss after severe trauma or necrosis of abdominal wall such as necrotizing soft tissue infections. Complex abdominal wall defects in pediatric population and long-term outcomes and durability of these repairs are also addressed. Surgery of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects is written by experts in their respective areas from around the world. It will serve as a guide for current practice for surgeons, including general, trauma, acute care, plastic and reconstructive surgeons.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » abdominoplasty - gastro-enterocutaneous fistulae - hernia repair - mesh placement - panniculectomy

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Surgery

Table of contents 

Table of Contents 

1: Intraoperative Decision-Making Process:  The Art and the Science

Rifat Latifi,  Rainer W.G. Gruessner, and Peter Rhee

2: History of Abdominal Wall Repair: In Search of New Techniques and Materials

Ronald Merrell

3:  Anatomy and Physiology of the Abdominal Wall: The Surgical Implications

Ronald  Merrell

4:  The Biology of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects: Definitions and Causes

Fernando Turégano and Andrés García Marín

5:  Preoperative Patient Optimization

 Ruben Peralta and Rifat Latifi

6:  Perioperative Radiologic Evaluation of  Patients with Difficult Abdominal Wall Defects

Fahim Habib, Antonio C. Marttos, Jr., and Bruno Monteiro T. Pereira

7:  A Difficult Abdomen:  Clinical Course-Based Management

Guillermo Higa and Rifat Latifi

8:  Surgical Strategies in the Management of Open Abdomen

James F. Whelan, Rahul J. Anand, and Rao R. Ivatury

9: Practical Approach to Patient with a Hostile Abdomen

Rifat Latifi  and  Ari Leppäniemi

10: Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: The Plastic Surgeon’s Perspective

Alexander T. Nguyen, Donald P. Baumann, and Charles E. Butler

11:  Staged Reconstructions of Abdominal Wall Defects

Ari Leppäniemi

12: Selection of Prosthetic Materials in the Repair of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects

Marcos Campos W. Reis, Bruno Monteiro T. Pereira, Bartolomeu Nascimento, and Gustavo Pereira Fraga

13: Reconstruction of Abdominal Wall in Trauma Patients Post Damage Control

Mayur Narayan,  Eduardo D. Rodriguez, and Thomas M. Scalea

14:  Complex Tissue Transfer in the Management of Abdominal Wall Defects

Shigeki Kushimoto

15:  Abdominoplasty and Panniculectomy in the Presence of Abdominal Wall Hernias

Maurice Y. Nahabedian

16:  Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in Patients with an Open Abdomen and Enterocutaneous Fistulas: A 9 Step Treatment Strategy

Rifat Latifi, Ruben Peralta, and Hassan Al Thani

17: Abdominal Wall Closure in Recipients of Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplants

Gennaro Selvaggi,  David Mark Levi, and Andreas G. Tzakis

18:   Minimally Invasive Component Separation in the Repair of Large Abdominal Wall Defects

Eva Barbosa and Fernando Ferreira

19: Laparoscopic Techniques in the Repair of Large Defects

Selman Uranues

20: Perioperative Surgical Consideration of Patient Undergoing Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Ruben Peralta and Rifat Latifi

21:  Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Hypertension in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Ajai K. Malhotra

22:  Short Bowel Syndrome: A Clinical Update

Stanley J. Dudrick,  Jose M. Pimiento, and Rifat Latifi

23:  Nutritional Management of Gastro-Enterocutaneous Fistulae

Albert Chi, Michael Ditillo, and Bellal Joseph

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