abdominal hernia

Summary

Summary: A protrusion of abdominal structures through the retaining ABDOMINAL WALL. It involves two parts: an opening in the abdominal wall, and a hernia sac consisting of PERITONEUM and abdominal contents. Abdominal hernias include groin hernia (HERNIA, FEMORAL; HERNIA, INGUINAL) and VENTRAL HERNIA.

Top Publications

  1. pmc Results of laparoscopic versus open abdominal and incisional hernia repair
    Stefano Olmi
    II Surgical Department, Centre of Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ospedale San Gerardo, Monza, Italy
    JSLS 9:189-95. 2005
  2. ncbi [Laparoscopic repair of giant incisional hernia after abdominal wall reconstruction]
    Kasper Aaboe
    Gentofte Hospital, Kirurgisk afdeling D
    Ugeskr Laeger 169:3209-10. 2007
  3. ncbi Use of fibrin glue (Tissucol) in laparoscopic repair of abdominal wall defects: preliminary experience
    S Olmi
    Department of General Surgery, Centre for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ospedale San Gerardo, Monza, Italy
    Surg Endosc 21:409-13. 2007
  4. ncbi Effect of biomaterial design criteria on the performance of surgical meshes for abdominal hernia repair: a pre-clinical evaluation in a chronic rat model
    Gabriela Voskerician
    Proxy Biomedical Limited, Spiddal, CO, Galway, Ireland
    J Mater Sci Mater Med 21:1989-95. 2010
  5. ncbi Utilization of human cadaveric acellular dermis for abdominal hernia reconstruction
    Antonio Espinosa-de-Los-Monteros
    Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 58:264-7. 2007
  6. ncbi Abdominal hernia repair with bridging acellular dermal matrix--an expensive hernia sac
    Jeffrey Blatnik
    Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Surg 196:47-50. 2008
  7. ncbi Posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy is associated with TCF8 gene mutations and abdominal hernia
    Anthony J Aldave
    The Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 143:2549-56. 2007
  8. ncbi Acquired spontaneous intercostal abdominal hernia: case report and a comprehensive review of the world literature
    E Unlu
    Department of Radiology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
    Australas Radiol 51:163-7. 2007
  9. ncbi Traumatic handlebar hernia: a rare abdominal wall hernia
    J Goliath
    Department of General Surgery, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 39:e20-2. 2004
  10. ncbi Medical effectiveness and safety of conventional compared to laparoscopic incisional hernia repair: a systematic review
    Falk Müller-Riemenschneider
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, 10098, Berlin, Germany
    Surg Endosc 21:2127-36. 2007

Detail Information

Publications207 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Results of laparoscopic versus open abdominal and incisional hernia repair
    Stefano Olmi
    II Surgical Department, Centre of Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ospedale San Gerardo, Monza, Italy
    JSLS 9:189-95. 2005
    ..Incisional hernia is a frequent complication of abdominal surgery. The object of this study was to confirm the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of laparoscopic treatment of abdominal wall defects...
  2. ncbi [Laparoscopic repair of giant incisional hernia after abdominal wall reconstruction]
    Kasper Aaboe
    Gentofte Hospital, Kirurgisk afdeling D
    Ugeskr Laeger 169:3209-10. 2007
    ..The patient was treated with laparoscopic repair, in which a large prolene mesh was implanted, and the patient had an uncomplicated post-operative course...
  3. ncbi Use of fibrin glue (Tissucol) in laparoscopic repair of abdominal wall defects: preliminary experience
    S Olmi
    Department of General Surgery, Centre for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ospedale San Gerardo, Monza, Italy
    Surg Endosc 21:409-13. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi Effect of biomaterial design criteria on the performance of surgical meshes for abdominal hernia repair: a pre-clinical evaluation in a chronic rat model
    Gabriela Voskerician
    Proxy Biomedical Limited, Spiddal, CO, Galway, Ireland
    J Mater Sci Mater Med 21:1989-95. 2010
    Despite the recognized advantage of surgical meshes in abdominal hernia repair, reports of long term complications after implantation are increasing...
  5. ncbi Utilization of human cadaveric acellular dermis for abdominal hernia reconstruction
    Antonio Espinosa-de-Los-Monteros
    Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 58:264-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to evaluate outcomes of patients treated with human cadaveric acellular dermis as an adjunct to abdominal wall reconstruction...
  6. ncbi Abdominal hernia repair with bridging acellular dermal matrix--an expensive hernia sac
    Jeffrey Blatnik
    Department of Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Surg 196:47-50. 2008
    ..These collagen-based mesh products are costly, and long-term evaluation of hernia recurrence rates are necessary to justify their expense...
  7. ncbi Posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy is associated with TCF8 gene mutations and abdominal hernia
    Anthony J Aldave
    The Jules Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 143:2549-56. 2007
    ..In these families, the presence of apparently causative TCF8 mutations is associated with abdominal and inguinal hernias...
  8. ncbi Acquired spontaneous intercostal abdominal hernia: case report and a comprehensive review of the world literature
    E Unlu
    Department of Radiology, Trakya University School of Medicine, Edirne, Turkey
    Australas Radiol 51:163-7. 2007
    ..This study presents a review of the published literature that deals with this uncommon phenomenon, along with a discussion of our patient's clinical presentation and imaging findings...
  9. ncbi Traumatic handlebar hernia: a rare abdominal wall hernia
    J Goliath
    Department of General Surgery, Providence Hospital and Medical Centers, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 39:e20-2. 2004
    ..The authors recommend a high level of clinical suspicion for TAWH in all patients with traumatic abdominal wall injuries. Definitive treatment includes surgical exploration with primary repair of all tissue layers of the abdominal wall...
  10. ncbi Medical effectiveness and safety of conventional compared to laparoscopic incisional hernia repair: a systematic review
    Falk Müller-Riemenschneider
    Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charite University Medical Center, 10098, Berlin, Germany
    Surg Endosc 21:2127-36. 2007
    ..While conventional mesh repair has been the standard of care in the past, the use of laparoscopic surgery is increasing. It therefore remains uncertain which technique should be recommended as the standard of care...
  11. ncbi A case of a traumatic abdominal wall hernia that could not be identified until exploratory laparoscopy was performed
    Yasushi Iinuma
    Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medical Center, Niigata City General Hospital, Shichiku yama 2 6 1, 950 8739 Niigata City, Niigata, Japan
    Pediatr Surg Int 21:54-7. 2005
    ..An open surgical repair was done, and the postoperative course was uneventful. The literature on pediatric TAWH is briefly reviewed and the findings discussed...
  12. ncbi Open onlay mesh repair for major abdominal wall hernias with selective use of components separation and fibrin sealant
    Andrew N Kingsnorth
    Department of Surgery, Peninsula Medical School Level 7, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH, UK
    World J Surg 32:26-30. 2008
    ..Major incisional hernias were defined as >10 cm transverse diameter...
  13. ncbi [Operative standardization in randomized controlled surgical trials. Meeting of the INSECT trial]
    H P Knaebel
    Studienzentrum der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Chirurgie Heidelberg
    Chirurg 77:267-72. 2006
    ..The primary endpoint is the rate of incisional hernias 1 year postoperatively...
  14. ncbi Mesh repair of common abdominal hernias: a review on experimental and clinical studies
    R Penttinen
    Department of Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, Turku, Finland
    Hernia 12:337-44. 2008
    ....
  15. ncbi The analysis of infection after polypropylene mesh repair of abdominal wall hernia
    Arnolds Jezupovs
    Department of General Surgery, Latvian Maritime Medical Hospital, University of Latvia, 23 Patversmes Street, Riga, 1005, Latvia corrected
    World J Surg 30:2270-8; discussion 2279-80. 2006
    ....
  16. ncbi [Incisional hernia]
    J Conze
    Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik der RWTH Aachen
    Chirurg 76:897-909; quiz 910. 2005
    ..Preparation must take into account the special anatomic features of the abdominal wall, especially in the area of the Linea alba and Linea semilunaris...
  17. ncbi Traumatic abdominal hernia and lateral compression type 1 pelvic fracture: a case report
    Robert Victor Cantu
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03755, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 20:289-91. 2006
    ..We present a case of a typical type 1 lateral compression pelvic fracture with the less common associated injury of abdominal wall muscle disruption and large-bowel herniation...
  18. ncbi Incisional hernia in a 12-mm nonbladed trocar site following laparoscopic nephrectomy
    Erik J Kouba
    Division of Urologic Surgery, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 6:2399-402. 2006
    ..As such, we recommend closing 10 mm or larger port sites irrespective of trocar design...
  19. ncbi The argument for lightweight polypropylene mesh in hernia repair
    William S Cobb
    Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery Program, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Surg Innov 12:63-9. 2005
    ..A review of the laboratory data and short-term clinical follow-up is reviewed to provide a strong basis or argument for the use of ''light weight'' prosthetics in hernia surgery...
  20. ncbi Experimental comparison of type of Tissucol dilution and composite mesh (Parietex) for laparoscopic repair of groin and abdominal hernia: observational study conducted in a university laboratory
    Stefano Olmi
    Department of General Surgery, Center for Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ospedale S Gerardo, Monza, Italy
    Hernia 11:211-5. 2007
    ....
  21. ncbi Postimplant behavior of lightweight polypropylene meshes in an experimental model of abdominal hernia
    Juan M Bellon
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Networking Research Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine CIBER BBN, Alcala University, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain
    J Invest Surg 21:280-7. 2008
    ..This study was designed to assess the biological and biomechanical behavior of these prostheses to establish whether they offer any advantages over nonabsorbable lightweight polypropylene prostheses...
  22. ncbi [Use of fibrin glue (Tissucol) for mesh fixation in laparoscopic transabdominal hernia repair]
    Stefano Olmi
    II UO Chirurgia Generale, Centro di Chirurgia Laparoscopica e Mini invasiva Ospedale S Gerardo, Monza
    Chir Ital 57:753-9. 2005
    ..It is better than mechanical devices because, though guaranteeing prosthetic stability, it is completely non-traumatic and presents none of the problems of metal clips...
  23. ncbi Internal herniation through the mesenteric opening after laparoscopy-assisted right colectomy: report of a case
    Sei Ichiro Jimi
    Department of Surgery 1, Miyazaki University School of Medicine, Miyazaki, Japan
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:339-41. 2007
    ..The mesenterium had not been sutured during the previous operation. The anastomotic segment had twisted semicircularly and adhered to the retroperitoneum, so the mesenteric opening had narrowed...
  24. ncbi Internal hernia with strangulation through a mesenteric defect after laparoscopy-assisted transverse colectomy: report of a case
    Shunsuke Hosono
    Department of Surgery, Osaka City Sumiyoshi Hospital, 1 2 16 Higashikagaya, Suminoe ku, Osaka, 559 0012, Japan
    Surg Today 37:330-4. 2007
    ....
  25. ncbi Reconstruction of the abdominal wall for incisional hernia repair
    Antonio Espinosa-de-Los-Monteros
    Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Surg 191:173-7. 2006
    ..Abdominal wall reconstruction with mobilization of autologous tissue has evolved as a reliable option for patients with incisional hernias...
  26. ncbi Short-term outcomes with small intestinal submucosa for ventral abdominal hernia
    W Scott Helton
    Department of Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Arch Surg 140:549-60; discussion 560-2. 2005
    ..A bioabsorbable tissue scaffold of porcine submucosal small intestine extracellular matrix (Surgisis Gold [SIS]; Cook Biotech Inc, West Lafayette, Ind) mesh is safe and effective for ventral hernia repair...
  27. ncbi Traumatic abdominal hernia caused by cough, presenting with intestinal obstruction
    E P Lund
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital at Herlev, Herlev Ringvej 75, DK 2730 Herlev, Denmark
    Hernia 8:399-401. 2004
    A case of traumatic abdominal hernia is reported in a patient with a history of chronic cough. After a bout of coughing 3 months prior to her presentation, the patient developed a large herniation on the left lateral side of the abdomen...
  28. ncbi Treatment of large incisional abdominal wall hernias, using a modified preperitoneal prosthetic mesh repair
    G Ohana
    Division of Surgery, Hasharon Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva and Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University, 7 Keren Kayemet Str, Petach Tikva, Israel
    Hernia 10:232-5. 2006
    ..5% was found after a mean follow-up period of 46 months. We advocate this procedure for the repair of large, complex incisional hernias with loss of abdominal domain in patients with significant risk factors for recurrence...
  29. ncbi Laparoscopic repair of incarcerated low spigelian hernia with transperitoneal PTFE DualMesh
    E M Lopez-Tomassetti Fernandez
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hospital Universitario de Canarias HUC, Canary Islands, Spain
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:427-31. 2006
    ..We report the successful repair of incarcerated low SH that was successfully managed by urgent laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay polytetrafluoroethylene mesh hernioplasty...
  30. ncbi Gallbladder carcinoma late metastases and incisional hernia at umbilical port site after laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    A Ciulla
    Dipartimento di Chirurgia Generale, Urgenza e Trapianti d organo, Universita degli Studi di Palermo
    G Chir 27:214-6. 2006
    ..The patient underwent an excision of the metastases. She is disease free two years after surgical treatment...
  31. ncbi Incisional hernia treatment with polypropylene graft: results of 10 years
    H Y Mahmoud Uslu
    Department of General Surgery, Ufuk University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Hernia 10:380-4. 2006
    ..To report herein our results of tension-free repair of large incisional hernia with polypropylene mesh using a modification of the method that was described by Usher...
  32. ncbi Laparoscopic surgery for treatment of incisional lumbar hernia
    M Tobias-machado
    Section of Urology, ABC Medical School, Santo Andre, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Int Braz J Urol 31:309-14. 2005
    ..To present results obtained with laparoscopic correction of incisional lumbar hernia in patients with minimum follow-up of 1 year...
  33. ncbi [Treatment of abdominal wall defects, including abdominal relaxation]
    C Langer
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeinchirurgie, Georg August Universitat Gottingen, Robert Koch Strasse 40, 37075 Gottingen
    Chirurg 77:414-23. 2006
    ..Treatment of abdominal wall defects must therefore be proposed on an individual basis utilizing one or a combination of the techniques described...
  34. ncbi Primary lumbar hernia repair: the open approach
    G Cavallaro
    Department of Surgery P Valdoni, Policlinico Umberto I, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Eur Surg Res 39:88-92. 2007
    ..There are two possible surgical approaches: the anterior approach with lumbar incision and the laparoscopic (transabdominal or totally extraperitoneal) approach...
  35. ncbi Laparoscopic mesh repair of incisional hernia: an alternative to the conventional open repair?
    M Stickel
    Department of Surgery, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Marchioninistrasse 15, 81377, Munchen, Germany
    Hernia 11:217-22. 2007
    ..The decreased trauma at the incision site and the reduction in wound infections appear to be the main advantages. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the early and long-term complications as well as patients' contentment...
  36. ncbi Laparoscopic sutured closure with mesh reinforcement of incisional hernias
    C Palanivelu
    Department of GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery, GEM Hospital, 45 A, Pankaja Mill Road, Ramanathapuram, Coimbatore, 641045, Tamilnadu, India
    Hernia 11:223-8. 2007
    ..This study reports medium-term outcomes of laparoscopic incisional hernia repair...
  37. ncbi Laparoscopic repair of low abdominal wall hernias by tack fixation to the cooper ligament
    Robert McKay
    Greater Erie Niagara Surgery, St Vincent Medical Group, Erie, PA 16508, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:86-90. 2006
    ..This technique is also efficacious in the obese patient...
  38. ncbi Open versus laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: a comparative study of over 25,000 open cases and the major laparoscopic bariatric reported series
    Kenneth B Jones
    Bariatric Surgery Center of the SE, CHRISTUS Schumpert Health System, Shreveport, LA 71101, USA
    Obes Surg 16:721-7. 2006
    ..This rapid expansion has markedly increased overall cost, reducing surgical access. Many surgeons believe that the traditional open approach is a cheaper, safer, equally effective alternative...
  39. ncbi [Preventive plasty of the abdominal wall with endoprosthesis "Esfil" in operations on organs of the abdominal cavity]
    B S Sukovatykh
    Vestn Khir Im I I Grek 165:61-6. 2006
    ..9% of the patients by absolute indications. The number of postoperative hernias was reduced to 0.9%...
  40. ncbi Laparoscopic repair for recurrent abdominal wall hernia after TRAM flap breast reconstruction: case report of 2 patients
    Robert B Shaw
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94306, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 56:447-50. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi Concurrent gastric bypass and repair of anterior abdominal wall hernias
    Rob Schuster
    Department of Surgery, Palo Alto Veterans Health Care System, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Obes Surg 16:1205-8. 2006
    ..We report our series of patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) and simultaneous anterior abdominal wall hernia repair...
  42. ncbi A lightweight polypropylene mesh (TiMesh) for laparoscopic intraperitoneal repair of abdominal wall hernias: comparison of biocompatibility with the DualMesh in an experimental study using the porcine model
    C Schug-Pass
    Department of Surgery, Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hanover Hospital, Roesebeckstrasse 15 Siloah, Hanover 30449, Germany
    Surg Endosc 20:402-9. 2006
    ..It is known, however, that a reduction in the amount of material and an increase in pore size results in better mesh biocompatibility...
  43. ncbi Health-related quality-of-life changes after laparoscopic and open incisional hernia repair: a matched pair analysis
    T Mussack
    Department of Surgery Innenstadt, Klinikum der Universitat Munchen, Nussbaumstrasse 20, 80336 Munich, Germany
    Surg Endosc 20:410-3. 2006
    ....
  44. ncbi Adhesion formation and reherniation differ between meshes used for abdominal wall reconstruction
    C J J M Sikkink
    Department of Surgery, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, P O Box 9101, 6500 HB, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Hernia 10:218-22. 2006
    ..Rats in the PPM/HA/CMC had the highest tensile strength. PPM/HA/CMC approaches the demands of the ideal mesh best, having superior antiadhesive properties, no reherniation and no infection in this rat model of incisional hernia...
  45. ncbi [Open intraperitoneal hernia repair for treatment of abdominal wall defects--early results by placement of a polypropylene-ePTFE-mesh]
    N Huschitt
    Chirurgische Klinik des Bundeswehrkrankenhauses Ulm, Oberer Eselsberg 40, 89081 Ulm
    Zentralbl Chir 131:57-61. 2006
    ..The advantages of the intraperitoneal open technique (IPOM) using a polypropylene mesh that is coated with ePTFE on the side facing the intestine, are described...
  46. ncbi Midline abdominal wall closure: a new prophylactic mesh concept
    Juan M Bellon
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alcala University, Ctra Madrid Barcelona, Km 33, 600, Alcala de Henares, 29971 Madrid, Spain
    J Am Coll Surg 203:490-7. 2006
    ..This study was designed to reinforce the midline laparotomy closure by including a new prosthetic design between the edges of the surgical wound...
  47. ncbi Laparoscopic incisional and umbilical hernia repair in cirrhotic patients
    Giulio Belli
    Department of General and Hepato Pancreato Biliary Surgery, S M Loreto Nuovo Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:330-3. 2006
    ..Second, nonexposure of viscera restricts electrolytic and protein losses, and improves absorption of ascites. Finally, the laparoscopic approach is associated with a lower perioperative blood loss (smaller abdominal incision)...
  48. ncbi Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair. A new mesh fixation method without stapling
    M Kobayashi
    Department of Tumor Surgery, Kochi Medical School, Oko cho, Nankoku, 783 8505, Japan
    Surg Endosc 20:1621-5. 2006
    ..To avoid wound infection, mesh repair of abdominal incisional hernias is performed laparoscopically. Here we present a new procedure to fix mesh to the abdominal wall...
  49. ncbi Current management of small-bowel obstruction
    Awori J Hayanga
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Surgery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Adv Surg 39:1-33. 2005
    ..With our persistent inability to detect reversible ischemia, a substantial risk of progression to irreversible ischemia remains when surgery is delayed, particularly in the setting of suspected complete obstruction...
  50. ncbi Efficacy of polypropylene mesh coated with bioresorbable membrane for abdominal wall defects in mice
    Adeleh Esfandiari
    Department of Otolaryngology, Biological Research, Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci 45:48-51. 2006
    ..Moreover, our combined treatment markedly decreased tissue inflammation after hernia repair...
  51. ncbi Is polypropylene mesh safe and effective for repairing infected incisional hernia in renal transplant recipients?
    Ioannis Michel Antonopoulos
    Division of Urology, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Urology 66:874-7. 2005
    ..2%) and included complications from transplant surgery in 2, obesity in 1, leukopenia in 3, sepsis in 1, diabetes mellitus in 1, and wall weakness in 1 patient (3 had more than one risk factor)...
  52. ncbi Surgical treatment of large contaminated abdominal wall defects
    Hendrikus J A A Van Geffen
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Surg 201:206-12. 2005
    ..Most patients are currently treated with a multistaged procedure, which is time consuming, carries a high complication rate, and is often not finalized...
  53. ncbi Abdominal wall repair using human acellular dermis
    Charles F Bellows
    Michael E DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Michael E DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, m c 112, 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Surg 194:192-8. 2007
    ..In this study we sought to determine the safety and efficacy of implanted human acellular dermal graft for abdominal wall reconstruction...
  54. ncbi Prospective clinical study of laparoscopic treatment of incisional and ventral hernia using a composite mesh: indications, complications and results
    S Olmi
    Second Surgical Department, Centre of Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ospedale San Gerardo, Monza, Italy
    Hernia 10:243-7. 2006
    ..These patients were treated for either abdominal hernia (156 patients; 89.7%) or a primary defect (22 patients; 10.3%)...
  55. ncbi Prospective histologic evaluation of intra-abdominal prosthetics four months after implantation in a rabbit model
    Andrew G Harrell
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, MEB 601, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
    Surg Endosc 21:1170-4. 2007
    ..We evaluated the host response to intraperitoneal placement of several prosthetics currently used in clinical practice...
  56. ncbi [Treatment of large postoperative hernias using intraperitoneal meshes]
    Piotr Trojanowski
    Wojskowy Instytut Medyczny w Warszawie, Klinika Chirurgii Ogólnej, Onkologicznej i Klatki Piersiowej CSK MON
    Pol Merkur Lekarski 22:376-8. 2007
    ....
  57. ncbi Laparoscopic mesh repair of transverse rectus abdominus muscle and deep inferior epigastric flap harvest site hernias
    Nagesh B Ravipati
    Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:345-8. 2007
    ..We report laparoscopic approach to treat TRAM and deep inferior epigastric perforator flap (DIEP) harvest site hernias with mesh...
  58. ncbi Removal of transabdominal sutures for chronic pain after laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair
    Eelco B Wassenaar
    Department of Surgery, Twenteborg Hospital, Almelo, The Netherlands
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 17:514-6. 2007
    ..The sixth patient experienced no change at all. Removal of TAS deemed responsible for pain may occasionally provide relief, but the results of removal seem unpredictable and less effective than previously assumed...
  59. ncbi [Acute traumatic abdominal wall hernia after blunt abdominal trauma]
    D Brett
    Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik, Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum Bergmannsheil, Bochum, Germany
    Unfallchirurg 111:361-4. 2008
    ..After appropriate diagnosis, the defect was repaired using a sheet of synthetic mesh to stabilize the abdominal wall. Based on this case, the management of blunt abdominal wall hernias and the literature are discussed...
  60. ncbi [General principles of abdominal wall reconstruction--20 years of experience]
    M Ciurea
    Clinica Chirurgie III, Spitalul Universitar de Urgenţă, Bucuresti
    Chirurgia (Bucur) 103:211-7. 2008
    ..This is not just a mechanical divider, being also a conjunctive and vascular support, helping prosthetic tissue integration...
  61. ncbi Abdominal incisional hernia repair using the Composix Kugel Patch: two case reports
    Kiyonori Furukawa
    Surgery for Organ Function and Biological Regulation Surgery1, Nippon Medical School Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    J Nippon Med Sch 72:182-6. 2005
    ..The long-term results of operative repair with this mesh have not yet been reported, but it is hoped that the aforementioned characteristics will yield favorable outcomes...
  62. ncbi Incidence and management of abdominal closure-related complications in adult intestinal transplantation
    Chiara Zanfi
    Liver and Multiorgan Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Transplantation 85:1607-9. 2008
    ..We sought to determine the best strategy to overcome difficult abdominal wall closures in intestinal transplantation (ITx)...
  63. ncbi Full laparoscopic incisional hernia repair using a 2-port route technique
    Li Hua Dai
    Department of Surgery, The First Hospital of Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:335-8. 2007
    ..L. Gore & Associates; Flagstaff, AZ) with the soft side against the adherence material...
  64. ncbi Laparoscopic management of drain-site incisional hernias following laparotomies--a simple suture technique
    Chinnusamy Palanivelu
    Department of Minimal Access Surgery, GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:331-4. 2007
    ..Incisional hernias form following surgery through the incision site or previous drain sites, or through laparoscopic trocar insertion sites...
  65. ncbi Laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal approach to place a polypropylene mesh on the abdominal wall: an experimental swine model of a technique that can be used for incisional hernia repair
    J I Díaz-Pizarro Graf
    Division of Endoscopic Surgery, Hospital General Dr Manuel Gea Gonzalez, Calzada de Tlalpan 4800, Col Toriello Guerra, C P 14000, Tlalpan, Mexico DF, Mexico
    Surg Endosc 19:990-5. 2005
    ..The placement of intraabdominal polypropylene mesh entails risks of adhesions and fistulas that can be avoided by preperitoneal placement...
  66. ncbi Components separation: a solution to complex abdominal wall defects
    Hooman Shabatian
    Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, California 90027, USA
    Am Surg 74:912-6. 2008
    ..Components separation is a viable option for patients with complex abdominal wall defects. Long-term recurrence is rare but wound related complications, operative reinterventions, and hospital readmission are common...
  67. ncbi Laparoscopic repair of traumatic lumbar hernia
    D A Iannitti
    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
    Hernia 11:537-40. 2007
  68. ncbi Repair of giant incisional abdominal wall hernias using open intraperitoneal mesh
    C Bernard
    Department of Surgery, University Paris XIII, CHU Jean Verdier, Avenue du 14 Juillet, 93143 Bondy Cedex, France
    Hernia 11:315-20. 2007
    ..Very large and complex incisional hernias, especially those involving loss of abdominal wall, present a particular challenge to the surgeon...
  69. ncbi [The meshes of polypropylene in emergency surgery for strangulated hernias and incisional hernias]
    R D'AMBROSIO
    Azienda Ospedaliera San Sebastiano di Caserta di Rilievo Nazionale e di Alta Specializzazione, U O Chirurgia d Urgenza
    Ann Ital Chir 75:569-73. 2004
    ..The Authors present their experience on the use of meshes of polypropylene in septic surgery of the abdominal wall defects. MATERIALS and..
  70. ncbi Comparative evaluation of adhesion formation, strength of ingrowth, and textile properties of prosthetic meshes after long-term intra-abdominal implantation in a rabbit
    Yuri W Novitsky
    Division of Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
    J Surg Res 140:6-11. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the adhesion formation, tissue ingrowth, and textile characteristics one year after intra-abdominal placement of the commonly used prosthetic meshes...
  71. ncbi A scanning electron microscopical study of the two sides of polypropylene mesh (Marlex) and PTFE (Gore Tex) mesh 2 years after complete abdominal wall reconstruction. A study of 15 cases
    Alain M Danino
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The Department of Electron Microscopy at the Saint Louis University Hospital of Paris, Paris, France
    Br J Plast Surg 58:384-8. 2005
    ..Findings confirmed that the structure and porosity of a biomaterial play a key role in the appearance of adhesions and their consistency...
  72. ncbi Interposition of polyglactin mesh does not prevent adhesion formation between viscera and polypropylene mesh
    Tammo S de Vries Reilingh
    Department of Surgery, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    J Surg Res 140:27-30. 2007
    ..An experimental study in rats was performed to determine if interposition of a resorbable prosthesis between the PPM and viscera alters biocompatibility, adhesion formation, and herniation...
  73. ncbi An improved method for deploying the polypropylene underlay patch of the PROLENE Hernia System
    Yih Huei Uen
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Chi Mei Foundation Medical Center, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
    Am Surg 73:468-71. 2007
    ....
  74. ncbi Laparoscopic repair of a paracolostomy hernia: secure reinforced closure of the defect prevents recurrence
    Kalpesh Jani
    GEM Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:216-8. 2007
    ..We present a case of parastomal hernia and describe our technique of repair...
  75. ncbi [Post-surgical eventrations; surgical alloplastic procedure, with supra-aponeurosis fixation]
    Tr Păitraşcu
    Clinica de chirurgie Prof I Juvara, Spitalul Clinic Dr I Cantacuzino, Bucuresti
    Chirurgia (Bucur) 103:321-2. 2008
  76. pmc Surgical treatment for different forms of hernias in sheep and goats
    Fahd A Al-Sobayil
    Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
    J Vet Sci 8:185-91. 2007
    ..For the sheep, 26 out of 30 cases of abdominal hernia had good outcomes and the healing was excellent. There were postoperative complications in 4 ewes...
  77. ncbi Challenges of giant ventral hernia repair in children in an African tertiary care center with limited resources
    O D Osifo
    Pediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
    Hernia 13:143-7. 2009
    The objective of this study is to report the challenges and outcome of giant ventral abdominal hernia repair in infants/children in a tertiary care center in Africa.
  78. ncbi Trevira mesh: a promising new implant for the treatment of abdominal hernias
    Jürgen Zieren
    Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Charite, Campus Mitte, Humboldt University of Berlin, Schumannstrasse 20 21, 10117 Berlin, Germany
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 387:8-13. 2002
    ..An animal (pig) trial was performed to ascertain whether a Trevira mesh offers any advantages over currently employed meshes like Prolene for abdominal hernia repair.
  79. ncbi A new biocompatible material (Lyoplant) for the therapy of congenital abdominal wall defects: first experimental results in rats
    Thomas Meyer
    Pediatric Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Zentrum Operative Medizin ZOM, Oberdurrbacher Strasse 6, 97080, Wurzburg, Germany
    Pediatr Surg Int 22:369-74. 2006
    ..2) Only in one rat (Prolene) did an abdominal hernia develop. (3) In contrast to PTFE and PPP mesh, NBM showed only minimal adhesion to the intestine...
  80. ncbi Acellular dermal matrix compared with synthetic implant material for repair of ventral hernia in the setting of peri-operative Staphylococcus aureus implant contamination: a rabbit model
    Meghan L Milburn
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 9:433-42. 2008
    Implant infection is a common clinical complication of abdominal hernia repair...
  81. ncbi Risk factors and complications in free TRAM flap breast reconstruction
    Jesse C Selber
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 56:492-7. 2006
    ..abdominal flap necrosis, partial TRAM flap loss, wound infection, hematoma, seroma, vessel thrombosis, and abdominal hernia. Chi2 analysis and Fisher exact test were performed to determine differences between groups, and linear ..
  82. pmc Complications of Benchekroun vesicostomy in a spina bifida patient: severe stenosis requiring permanent suprapubic cystostomy, recurrent vesical calculi and abdominal hernia containing ileocystoplasty - a case report
    Subramanian Vaidyanathan
    Spinal Injuries Unit, District General Hospital, Town Lane, Southport PR8 6PN, UK
    Cases J 2:9371. 2009
    ..Then Benchekroun hydraulic ileal valve is attached to urinary bladder, thus providing a continent stoma for performing intermittent catheterisations...
  83. ncbi Introduction of polyethylene terephthalate mesh (KoSa hochfest) for abdominal hernia repair: an animal experimental study
    Jürgen Zieren
    Department of General Surgery, Charite, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
    Biomed Mater Eng 14:127-32. 2004
    ..In an animal trial it was therefore tested as mesh implant for hernia treatment and compared with Prolene...
  84. ncbi Single-stage closure of enterocutaneous fistula and stomas in the presence of large abdominal wall defects using the components separation technique
    Jan Wind
    Department of Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Postbox 22660, 1100 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Surg 197:24-9. 2009
    ..Closure of an enterocutaneous fistula and/or stomas in the presence of large abdominal wall defects is a challenging problem. In the present study, the results of the components separation technique are described...
  85. ncbi [Anatomic study and advantages of the free rectus abdominis flap for head and neck reconstruction]
    F Michel
    Service d Oto Rhino Laryngologie, de chirurgie cervico faciale et plastique, Hopital Bellevue, CHU de Saint Etienne, 42055 Saint Etienne, France
    Morphologie 89:131-6. 2005
    ..The aims of this study were to define the best area for free rectus abdominis harvest and to assess its value in head and neck reconstruction...
  86. ncbi Abdominal sparganosis in Ecuador: a case report
    M A Kron
    Michigan State University, East Lansing
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 44:146-50. 1991
    ..We report the details of a human case of sparganosis identified serendipitously in the course of an abdominal hernia repair...
  87. ncbi Reconstruction with bilateral pedicled TRAM flap for paraffinoma breast
    Jin Shyr Chen
    Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    Plast Reconstr Surg 115:96-104. 2005
    ..abdominal hypertrophic scars, six of 21 prechest (anterior surface of the thorax) hypertrophic scars, and no abdominal hernia; the symmetry satisfaction rate was 100 percent among primary cases and nine of 11 in secondary cases...
  88. ncbi [Pedicle graft of intestine seromuscular layer and skin graft for repair of abdominal wall defect]
    D B Xue
    General Surgery Department, First Affiliated Hospital, Harbin Medical University, Harbin Heilongjiang, P R China 150001
    Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 15:333-4. 2001
    ..To explore an effective method to repair the abdominal wall defect...
  89. ncbi In vivo evaluation of acellular human dermis for abdominal wall repair
    Daniel Eberli
    Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Biomed Mater Res A 93:1527-38. 2010
    ..derived from human dermis (FlexHD acellular dermis and FlexHD acellular dermis-thick) in a rabbit abdominal hernia repair model...
  90. ncbi PVDF as a new polymer for the construction of surgical meshes
    U Klinge
    Department of Surgery, Technical University of Aachen, Germany
    Biomaterials 23:3487-93. 2002
    b>Abdominal hernia repair is the most frequently performed operation in surgery. Mostly due to lowered recurrence rates mesh repairs in hernia surgery have become an integral component despite increasing mesh-related complications...
  91. ncbi Anterior surgery with insertion of titanium mesh cage and posterior instrumented fusion performed sequentially on the same day under one anesthesia for septic spondylitis of thoracolumbar spine: is the use of titanium mesh cages safe?
    Panagiotis Korovessis
    Orthopaedic Department, General Hospital Agios Andreas, Patras, Greece
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1014-9. 2006
    ..Retrospective study...
  92. ncbi Rectus abdominis muscle endometriosis after cesarean section--case report
    Momcilo Dordević
    University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kragujevac Clinical Center, Kragujevac
    Acta Clin Croat 48:439-43. 2009
    ..Three years after cesarean section, a 35-year-old female was operated on for suspected anterior abdominal hernia at the site of previous section...
  93. ncbi Oviduct contractile response to vaginal distension: identification of vagino-tubal reflex
    Ahmed Shafik
    Department of Surgery and Experimental Research, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 2 Talaat Harb Street, Cairo, 11121, Egypt
    Arch Gynecol Obstet 271:148-51. 2005
    ..We investigated the hypothesis that vaginal distension effects oviduct contraction, which assists in ovum transport along the oviduct...
  94. ncbi Effect of pineal indoles on the chick embryo
    V E Ooi
    Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, NT, People s Republic of China
    Gen Pharmacol 32:219-24. 1999
    ..in the 6- and 10-day-old embryos, which exhibited external malformations such as twisted vertebral column, abdominal hernia, exteriorization of heart and viscera, defects of eye, beak and limb...
  95. ncbi Abdominal wall repair using a biodegradable scaffold seeded with cells
    Tomasz Drewa
    Department of Urology, The L Rydygier Medical University, 85 094 Bydgoszcz, Poland
    J Pediatr Surg 40:317-21. 2005
    ..The repair of large abdominal wall defects is still a challenge for pediatric surgeons. Synthetic materials, however, may lead to high complication rates. This study was aimed at applying tissue-engineering methods to abdominal wall repair...
  96. ncbi Reconstruction of an infected recurrent ventral hernia after a mesh repair using a pedicled tensor fascia lata flap: report of two cases
    Shinya Hayami
    Second Department of Surgery, Wakayama Medical University, School of Medicine, Wakayama 641 8510, Japan
    Surg Today 39:811-7. 2009
    ..flap using the tensor fascia lata (pedicled TFL flap) was effective as a treatment for an infectious large abdominal hernia, and reviews the previous literature...
  97. ncbi Pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism in a cockatoo
    Simon R Starkey
    Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 232:394-8. 2008
    ..female intact Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) was evaluated because of coelomic distention, presumed to be secondary to an abdominal hernia. The patient also had a history of rapid weight gain and polyuria and polydipsia.
  98. ncbi Initial report from the Hunter Outcome Survey
    J Edmond Wraith
    From the 1Willink Biochemical Genetics Unit, Royal Manchester Children s Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Genet Med 10:508-16. 2008
    ..The Hunter Outcome Survey (HOS) was established to better describe the natural history of this disorder and to evaluate the long-term effect of enzyme replacement therapy...
  99. ncbi Antegrade extraperitoneal approach to radical cystectomy and ileal neobladder
    Tekin Ahmet Serel
    Department of Urology, Suleyman Demirel University, School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey
    Int J Urol 10:25-8; discussion 29. 2003
    ..We describe a new operative technique for the surgical treatment of bladder cancer...
  100. ncbi A hidden danger of childhood trauma: bicycle handlebar injuries
    Ibrahim Karaman
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Dr Sami Ulus Children s Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
    Surg Today 39:572-4. 2009
    ..To evaluate childhood bicycle handlebar injuries...
  101. ncbi [Repair of large abdominal wall defect with pedicle graft of greater omentum and polypropylene mesh]
    Hongyu Zhang
    Department of General Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing University of Medical Sciences, Chongqing 400016, P R China
    Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi 19:629-31. 2005
    ..To evaluate the outcome of pedicle graft of greater omentum and polypropylene mesh in reconstruction of large defect of abdominal wall caused by surgical incision...

Research Grants2

  1. Macrophage Phenotype as a Determinant of Outcome in Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair
    BRYAN NICKLAUS BROWN; Fiscal Year: 2013
    ..of this host response in the vagina and the design of mesh materials largely relies on data generated in abdominal hernia repair...
  2. Mechanical Failure Induces a Chronic Wound Phenotype in Laparotomy Incisions
    Michael Franz; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Since the abdominal wall is a load-bearing structure made up of muscles and tendons, load signals may be important for successful abdominal wall repair. ..