1st Edition

Manual of Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Edited By Jeff Garner, Dominic Slade Copyright 2020
    250 Pages 214 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    250 Pages 214 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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

    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



    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.