Surgery of the Abdominal Wall

  • Jean Paul Chevrel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. General

  3. Surgical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. J. P. Chevrel
      Pages 59-78
    3. J. P. Chevrel
      Pages 79-82
    4. J. P. Chevrel
      Pages 83-91
    5. J. P. H. Neidhardt
      Pages 93-97
    6. J. P. H. Neidhardt, J. P. Chevrel, J. Rives
      Pages 99-153
    7. R. Stoppa
      Pages 155-224
    8. G. Champault
      Pages 225-230
    9. D. Marchac
      Pages 231-242
    10. S. Juskiewenski
      Pages 243-276
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 277-280

About this book


The abdominal wall has always been of interest to surgeon-anato­ mists. It was recognized as a barrier, and volumes have been written demonstrating how to breach this wall. Similarly, great importance has been placed on the methods of repairing the abdominal wall, whether that repair is necessitated by a primary operative wound, a congenital failure, an acquired defect, or the ubiquitous iatrogenic problem, the postoperative abdominal wall hernia. French surgeons have a long tradition of excellence in the field of human anatomy: the names of Pare, Bichat, Cloquet, and Fru­ chaud readily come to mind. It is not surprising then, that this com­ prehensive text on the subject of the abdominal wall and its defects emanates from France. Although there are many interesting aspects to this presentation of abdominal wall problems, I find the review of prosthetic material and its use to be most unique. The synthetic meshes available today may well revolutionize our various approaches for repair of hernial defects. Considerable experience has evolved in the use of these prosthetic materials, particularly in the United Kingdom and Eu­ rope. I have been a proponent of prosthetic mesh for the cure of recurrent groin hernia during the past decade. According to the re­ sults reported in this book, the use of a prosthetic material in select­ ed patients needing primary hernia repair seems indicated. I would be remiss if the organization GREPA were not highlighted.


abdominal wall anatomy burst abdomen endoscopy hernia incisional hernia surgery trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Paul Chevrel
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Chirurgie Générale et DigestiveHôpital AvicenneBobignyFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-10166-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10164-3
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