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The Transversus Abdominis Muscle Release (TAR) Procedure

  • Luis A. Martin-del-Campo
  • Yuri W. Novitsky
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Abstract

The retromuscular repair described by Rives and Stoppa can frequently meet the goals of a hernia repair. Nevertheless, retrorectus-only repair offers restricted myofascial medial advancement and a limited area for mesh placement, which are critical in complex ventral hernias. During recent years, transversus abdominis muscle release (TAR) has gained popularity because it facilitates medial myofascial advancement without creation of large skin flaps or damage to the neurovascular supply of the rectus abdominis muscle and retromuscular reinforcement of the visceral sac.

This chapter describes the anatomical basis, indications, and technical and postoperative aspects of the TAR procedure.

Keywords

Hernia Retromuscular Abdominal wall reconstruction Transversus abdominis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterClevelandUSA

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