Endoscopic Diastasis Recti Repair

Abstract

Rectus abdominis diastasis (or diastasis recti) is mainly an acquired condition with clinically evident separation of the rectus abdominis muscle pillars. The result is a characteristic bulging of the abdominal wall that is sometimes mistaken for a ventral hernia despite the fact that the midline aponeurosis is intact and no hernia defect is present. This condition has no associated mortality or morbidity other than cosmetic concerns.

Keywords

Abdominal wall Rectus abdominis Diastasis Endoscopic repair Endoscopic abdominal mesh 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgerySriram Chandra Bhanj Medical CollegeCuttackIndia

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