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Lumbar Hernia

  • Maciej Śmetański
  • Karl A. LeBlanc
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Abstract

Lumbar hernias are a relatively uncommon type of hernia. In many surgeons’ careers, one may never be seen. Given the recent increase in various renal and spinal operations, a commensurate larger number of these hernias are being seen. This chapter will illustrate the anatomical considerations of these hernias and outline the various open, laparoscopic, and robotic methods of repair. Additionally, the difficult hybrid approach to the “denervation” hernias seen after nephrectomy is shown in detail.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.2nd Department of RadiologyMedical University of GdańskGdańskPoland
  2. 2.Department of Surgery and Hernia CenterDistrict Hospital in PuckPuckPoland
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryLouisiana State University Health Sciences CenterBaton RougeUSA
  4. 4.Minimally Invasive Surgery InstituteBaton RougeUSA

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