4th ed. 2013, XII, 414 p. 490 illus., 250 illus. in color.
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Contains a fully updated account of the surgical techniques and the available prosthetic materials for performing a correct repair of simple to complex hernias
Written by experts in the field
Contains full color illustrations
Hernia repair is one of the commonest operations in general surgery. Open or laparoscopic repair of a primary inguinal hernia is a relatively straightforward operation, but more complex abdominal wall hernias demand greater surgical skill and knowledge. The editors have assembled the world's top herniologists to describe and illustrate numerous surgical techniques in detail. The field of herniology has developed rapidly over the last few years. Since the previous edition of this book, published in 2003, new surgical techniques have been developed and many new prosthetic and biologic materials have been introduced. Management of Abdominal Hernias 4e presents an authoritative, comprehensive and fully updated account of the surgical techniques and the available prosthetic materials for performing repair of abdominal wall hernias. Both open and laparoscopic methods are included. It is aimed at general and specialist surgeons in the practice of clinical surgery, as well as trainee surgeons.
Preface.- Preface to the Third Edition.- General Introduction and History of Hernia Surgery.- Essential Anatomy of the Abdominal Wall.- Epidemiology and Etiology of Primary Groin Hernias.- Logistics.- Economics of Hernia Repair.- Principles in Hernia Surgery.- Prostheses and Products for Hernioplasty.- Biology of Prosthetics.- Anesthesia.- Complications of Hernia in General.- Inguinal Hernias in Children.- Umbilical Hernia in Babies and Children.- Diagnosis of a Lump in the Groin in the Adult.- Anterior Open Repair of Inguinal Hernia in Adults.- Extraperitoneal or Preperitoneal Open Repair of Groin Hernias Using Prosthetic Reinforcement.- Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair.- Femoral Hernia.- Umbilical, Epigastric, Spigelian Hernias.- Lumbar Hernia.- Hernias of the Pelvic Wall.- Incisional Hernia: The “Open” Techniques (Excluding Parastomal Hernia).- Laparoscopic Incisional and Ventral Hernia Repair.- Parastomal Hernia.- The Laparoscopic Repair of Parastomal Hernias.- Complications of Laparoscopic Incisional and Ventral Hernia Repair.- Sports Hernias and Athletic Pubalgia.