TITLE

MAssive Ventral Hernias: Role of Tissue Expansion in Abdominal Wall Restoration Following Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Admire, Anthony A.; Dolich, Matthew O.; Sisley, Amy C.; Samimi, Kian J.
PUB. DATE
May 2002
SOURCE
American Surgeon;May2002, Vol. 68 Issue 5, p491
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Massive ventral hernias may result from a variety of clinical situations. One such clinical situation, a common problem in trauma patients, is abdominal compartment syndrome. Abdominal compartment syndrome frequently results in a massive abdominal defect when primary closure after surgical decompression is not possible. We offer a technique for repairing these massive ventral hernias by first expanding the lateral abdominal wall muscles, fasciae, and skin with tissue expanders and then closing the defect with elements of the "components separation" method. Additionally we present other clinical situations resulting in a massive ventral hernia that were repaired using this technique.
ACCESSION #
7749880

 

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