Surgery of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects

Practical Approaches

  • Rifat Latifi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Preoperative Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zachary M. Bauman, Bellal Joseph, Rifat Latifi
      Pages 17-25
    3. F. Turégano, A. García-Marín
      Pages 27-35
    4. Fahim Habib, Antonio C. Marttos Jr., Bruno Monteiro Pereira, Mariana F. J. Moscardi
      Pages 37-51
  3. Surgical Consideration: Techniques and Outcome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Rifat Latifi, Guillermo Higa, Elizabeth Tilley
      Pages 77-85
    3. Gary Lombardo, Rifat Latifi, Ari Leppaniemi
      Pages 93-99
    4. Donald P. Baumann, Charles E. Butler
      Pages 105-113
    5. Emma C. Hamilton, Richard Andrassy, Mary T. Austin
      Pages 141-153
    6. Manuel I. Rodriguez-Davalos, Christopher Ibarra, Armando Salim Munoz-Abraham, Angel Flores Huidobro Martinez, Sukru Emre
      Pages 155-166
    7. Fernando Carbonell Tatay, Alfredo Moreno Egea, Rifat Latifi
      Pages 167-173
    8. Orhan Veli Ozkan, Selman Uranues, Abe Fingerhut
      Pages 175-178
    9. Selman Uranues, Orhan Veli Ozkan
      Pages 179-185
    10. Marcos Campos Wanderley Reis, Bruno Monteiro Pereira, Bartolomeu Nascimento, Gustavo Pereira Fraga
      Pages 187-192
  4. Post-operative Complications and Reoperative Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Rifat Latifi
      Pages 207-212
    3. Kaveh Alizadeh, Jonathan Lee, Ali Shayesteh
      Pages 213-223
    4. Stanley J. Dudrick, Jose M. Pimiento, Rifat Latifi
      Pages 225-241
    5. Ruben Peralta, Ayman El-Menyar, Rifat Latifi
      Pages 243-248
    6. Rifat Latifi
      Pages 249-250
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-256

About this book


As with the first edition, the second edition of this book covers the surgical anatomy of the abdominal wall, pathology of abdominal wall defects, such as hernias, enterocutaneous or entero-atmospheric fistulae, and indications for and surgical techniques used to reconstruct the abdominal wall from the practical stand point. 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, stomas, 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 the pediatric population and long-term outcomes and durability of these repairs are also addressed. The second edition of Surgery of Complex Abdominal Wall Defects is written by experts in their respective areas from around the world and has been updated thoroughly. As with the first edition, it will continue to 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 SurgeryWestchester Medical Center and New York Medical CollegeValhallaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55867-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55868-4
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