Surgery of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects

  • Rifat Latifi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Rifat Latifi, Rainer W. G. Gruessner, Peter Rhee
    Pages 1-3
  3. Fernando Turégano, Andrés García-Marín
    Pages 15-23
  4. Ruben Peralta, Rifat Latifi
    Pages 25-30
  5. Fahim Habib, Antonio C. Marttos Jr., Bruno Monteiro T. Pereira
    Pages 31-45
  6. Guillermo Higa, Rifat Latifi
    Pages 47-58
  7. James F. Whelan, Rahul J. Anand, Rao R. Ivatury
    Pages 59-66
  8. Rifat Latifi, Ari Leppäniemi
    Pages 67-74
  9. Alexander T. Nguyen, Donald P. Baumann, Charles E. Butler
    Pages 75-83
  10. Marcos Campos W. Reis, Bruno Monteiro T. Pereira, Bartolomeu Nascimento, Gustavo Pereira Fraga
    Pages 89-94
  11. Mayur Narayan, Eduardo D. Rodriguez, Thomas M. Scalea
    Pages 95-111
  12. Gennaro Selvaggi, David Mark Levi, Andreas G. Tzakis
    Pages 147-152
  13. Stanley J. Dudrick, Jose M. Pimiento, Rifat Latifi
    Pages 185-197
  14. Albert Chi, Michael Ditillo, Bellal Joseph
    Pages 199-202
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 203-208

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rifat Latifi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6353-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6354-2
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