Manual of Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction  book cover
1st Edition

Manual of Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

ISBN 9781498739467
Published December 30, 2020 by CRC Press
250 Pages 214 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides a useful guide for the management of complex abdominal wall problems from the perspective of a general surgeon, with sensible, practical clinical advice for the management of problems as they arise. Starting from managing the open abdomen and optimising the chances of achieving later definitive fascial closure, through to dealing with incisional and parastomal hernias throughout the abdomen. Expert guidance supported by an evidence-based review of the literature aids higher surgical trainees and consultant general surgeons who wish to expand their practice in this area.

  • Focuses on the needs of the general surgeon
  • Offers practical tips and advice for handling difficult cases
  • Based on current best evidence
  • Complemented by high quality images

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms/Abbreviations




1. Anatomy of the Anterior Abdominal Wall

John Rochester

2. The Scale of the Problem

Samuel G. Parker, Xavier Chalhoub and Alastair C.J. Windsor

3. Prevention is Better than Cure

Rhiannon L. Harries and Jared Torkington

4. Evidence for Mesh Use

Neil J. Smart and Ian R. Daniels

5. Assessment and Perioperative Management

Robert Hartley, Oliver Pratt and Dominic Slade

6. Additional Pre-operative Considerations and Techniques

Danette Wright, Charlotte Ralston, and Dominic Slade

7. The Open Abdomen

Jeff Garner


8. Rives-Stoppa Repair and Peritoneal Flap Hernioplasty

Duncan Light and Bruce Tulloh

9. Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair

Bruce Tulloh

10. Anterior Component Separation

Elizabeth Tweedle and James Wheeler

11. Endoscopic Component Separation

Stuart Oglesby

12. Posterior Component Separation

Ed Parkin and Dominic Slade


13. Soft Tissue Management

James M. Baden

14. Management of Enterocutaneous Fistula

Jonathan C. Epstein and Mattias Soop

15. Lateral Hernias

Jeff Garner and Bruce Tulloh

16. Perineal Hernia

Jeff Garner

17. Parastomal Hernia

James R.F. Hollingshead and Roger W. Motson


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Mr Jeff Garner, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Moorgate Road, Rotherham South Yorkshire UK.

Mr Dominic Slade, Consultant Intestinal Failure, General and Colorectal surgeon, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Stott Lane, Salford, UK.