Incisional hernia surgery has witnessed an important progress over the last years, not only as far as the pathophysiological and etiopathogenetic aspects are concerned, but also from a technical point of view.
Thanks to the recent findings on genetical disorders of the collagen, incisional hernia is today considered a true "disease of the abdominal wall". Surgeons need to be aware of all the different repairing techniques, in order to make an elective choice and to keep side effects and recidives under control. Today, on the basis of the most recent research on synthesis of collagen and collagenolysis, the treatment of the incisional hernia should not disregard the use of synthetic prostheses and of biomaterials, both in the routinal surgical practice and in the most complex clinical cases.
Surgeons, surgical residents, and medical students will find this volume very useful in their daily practice.
- Incisional hernia
- abdominal wall
- laparoscopic repair
Table of contents
General Part: Evolution of incisional hernia surgery. Functional anatomy of abdominal wall. Epidemiology. Physiology. Current pathophysiological aspects of tissue repair. Diagnostic Imaging.- Special Part: Anaesthesiologic and perioperative problems during abdominal wall surgery. Timing of surgical treatment of associated abdominal pathologies. The use of Prosthetic Mesh in Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Fixation devices. Biological materials. Reconstructive prosthetic technique. Reconstructive laparoscopic technique. Mixed technique. Trocar site hernia. Large parietal defects. Hypertension abdominal syndrome. Incisional hernia in obesity. The boundary incisional hernias. Parastomal hernia. Emergency laparoscopic repair of complicated ventral and incisional hernias. Porcine dermal collagen graft in complicated incisional hernia. Robotics and incisional hernia. Complications of surgical treatment.