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Midline Abdominal Wall Gaps and Incisional Hernia

  • Constantine P. Karakousis
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Abstract

If the abdominal wall is fibrotic following radiation treatment and the procedure is prolonged, causing edema of the bowel loops, it is not rare for the surgeon to be unable to bring together the edges of the fascia and skin of a midline abdominal incision. In milder cases, one may be able to force the fascial edges together at the risk of a compartment syndrome.

Keywords

Inguinal Hernia Incisional Hernia Compartment Syndrome Bowel Loop Fascial Defect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Constantine P. Karakousis
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  1. 1.State University of New York at Buffalo Kaleida HealthBuffaloUSA

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