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"Abdominal wall reconstruction"

Dogu Aydin, Ida Felbo Paulsen, Vibeke Egerup Bentzen, Sami Asadzadeh, Lisbet Rosenkrantz Hölmich
We demonstrate that it is possible to use a nonabsorbable mesh for abdominal wall reconstruction after total wound rupture and successfully split-skin graft directly on the mesh. Sufficient granulation tissue formation prior to skin grafting was obtained with long-term use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT).
October 2016: Clinical Case Reports
Jad Chamieh, Wen Hui Tan, Ricardo Ramirez, Eden Nohra, Chukwuma Apakama, William Symons
BACKGROUND: Synthetic meshes have been used with varying rates of success in a contaminated setting, although their use is not widely accepted because of concerns for infection. A biologic mesh (BM) is assumed to be more resistant to infection than a synthetic mesh; however, sparse clinical data support this theory. The hypothesis for this study: Uncoated polypropylene synthetic mesh (USM) can be used to obtain a durable repair in the setting of a contaminated abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) in a single-stage procedure with comparable infectious outcomes to a biologic mesh repair...
October 18, 2016: Surgical Infections
Alexandra M Moore, Lisa N Anderson, David C Chen
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques for ventral hernia repair have evolved to achieve the benefits and minimize the limitations of both the open Rives-Stoppa sublay mesh repair and laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) repair. By combining the principles of a retromuscular repair with the benefits of a minimally invasive approach, these techniques attempt to decrease recurrence, increase functionality, exclude mesh from the viscera, limit infection and wound complications, and minimize pain...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Richard W Siy, Rachel E Pferdehirt, Shayan A Izaddoost
INTRODUCTION: The use of biologic mesh where native tissue deficiencies limit reconstructive options has been well documented in the adult population, with increasing use to address the special requirements of complex abdominal wall reconstruction. There is, however, little documented evidence as to the safety and efficacy of these products in the pediatric population. METHODS: This retrospective case series details 5 pediatric cases of complicated abdominal hernia repair with Strattice®, a non-crosslinked porcine acellular dermal matrix...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
E B Deerenberg, J Verhelst, S E R Hovius, J F Lange
BACKGROUND: Recurrence is the most important complication of abdominal wall reconstruction. It is possible the repair itself is intact, but bulging or expansion of mesh causes recurrent swelling's of the abdominal wall. CASE SUMMARY: In this report, we present bulging of a polyester mesh due to central pore expansion. DISCUSSION: Repetitive stress and variations in intra-abdominal pressure can change tensile strength and stretches mesh materials...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
A A Grigoryuk, E P Turmova
The effect of hyperlipidemia on the systemic production of cytokines was evaluated in the plasma of rats after anterior abdominal wall reconstruction with polypropylene (Esfil) and polytetrafluorethylene (Ecoflon) endoprostheses. The reference group was formed from animals without hyperlipidemia, in which anterior abdominal wall plasty was carried out with the use of the same endoprostheses. Intact rats without hyperlipidemia and intervention served as the control. Hypercytokinemia was detected on days 1-10 after reconstructive surgery on the anterior abdominal wall...
September 2016: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
Salvatore Giordano, Patrick B Garvey, Donald P Baumann, Jun Liu, Charles E Butler
BACKGROUND: Prior abdominal wall radiotherapy (XRT) adversely affects wound healing, but data are limited on how prior XRT may affect abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine whether prior abdominal wall radiotherapy is associated with a higher incidence of complications following AWR for a hernia or oncologic resection defect. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of consecutive patients who underwent complex AWR using acellular dermal matrix (ADM) at a single center...
September 30, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
R L Lassiter, E L Simmerman, J Sol Oh, C J Mentzer, N E Burkart, S B Holsten
OBJECTIVE: Necrotising soft tissue infection is a rare surgical emergency, which requires immediate and aggressive surgical debridement. Following control of the infection, patients are often left with large defects, with wound reconstruction and closure creating significant challenges. Here we describe a case of extensive thoracoabdominal necrotising soft tissue infection and provide a discussion on the standard of care and treatment based on a current literature review. METHOD: A 53-year-old female presented with bilious and feculent discharge from her surgical incision two weeks after a total abdominal hysterectomy...
October 2016: Journal of Wound Care
Krishna S Vyas, Sibi Rajendran, Shane D Morrison, Afaaf Shakir, Samir Mardini, Valerie Lemaine, Maurice Y Nahabedian, Stephen B Baker, Brian D Rinker, Henry C Vasconez
BACKGROUND: Management of postoperative pain often requires multimodal approaches. Suboptimal dosages of current therapies can leave patients experiencing periods of insufficient analgesia, often requiring rescue therapy. With absence of a validated and standardized approach to pain management, further refinement of treatment protocols and targeted therapeutics is needed. Liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel) is a longer acting form of traditional bupivacaine that delivers the drug by means of a multivesicular liposomal system...
October 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
A Willms, S Schaaf, R Schwab, I Richardsen, D Bieler, B Wagner, C Güsgen
PURPOSE: The open abdomen has become a standard technique in the management of critically ill patients undergoing surgery for severe intra-abdominal conditions. Negative pressure and mesh-mediated fascial traction are commonly used and achieve low fistula rates and high fascial closure rates. In this study, long-term results of a standardised treatment approach are presented. METHODS: Fifty-five patients who underwent OA management for different indications at our institution from 2006 to 2013 were enrolled...
September 6, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Caitlin W Hicks, Katherine E Poruk, Pablo A Baltodano, Kevin C Soares, Said C Azoury, Carisa M Cooney, Peter Cornell, Frederic E Eckhauser
BACKGROUND: Sandwich ventral hernia repair (SVHR) may reduce ventral hernia recurrence rates, although with an increased risk of surgical site occurrences (SSOs) and surgical site infections (SSIs). Previously, we found that a modified negative pressure wound therapy (hybrid vacuum-assisted closure [HVAC]) system reduced SSOs and SSIs after ventral hernia repair. We aimed to describe our outcomes after SVHR paired with HVAC closure. METHODS: We conducted a 4-y retrospective review of all complex SVHRs (biologic mesh underlay and synthetic mesh overlay) with HVAC closure performed at our institution by a single surgeon...
August 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
N D Appleton, K D Anderson, K Hancock, M H Scott, C J Walsh
INTRODUCTION Large, complicated ventral hernias are an increasingly common problem. The transversus abdominis muscle release (TAMR) is a recently described modification of posterior components separation for repair of such hernias. We describe our initial experience with TAMR and sublay mesh to facilitate abdominal wall reconstruction. METHODS The study is a retrospective review of patients undergoing TAMR performed synchronously by gastrointestinal and plastic surgeons. RESULTS Twelve consecutive patients had their ventral hernias repaired using the TAMR technique from June 2013 to June 2014...
August 11, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Kristian Kiim Jensen, Tina Lee Brøndum, Bo Belhage, Margaret Hensler, Regnar Bøge Arnesen, Henrik Kehlet, Lars Nannestad Jørgensen
INTRODUCTION: Preoperative administration of high-dose glucocorticoid leads to improved recovery and decreased length of stay after abdominal surgery. Even so, studies on administration of glucocorticoids for patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) for giant ventral hernia repair are lacking, perhaps due to a fear of impaired wound healing. We hypothesised that patients undergoing AWR would benefit from preoperative glucocorticoids and aimed at examining this in a randomised controlled trial...
August 2016: Danish Medical Journal
A W Kirkpatrick, D Nickerson, D J Roberts, M J Rosen, P B McBeth, C C Petro, Frederik Berrevoet, M Sugrue, Jimmy Xiao, C G Ball
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Reconstruction with reconstitution of the container function of the abdominal compartment is increasingly being performed in patients with massive ventral hernia previously deemed inoperable. This situation places patients at great risk of severe intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome if organ failure ensues. Intra-abdominal hypertension and especially abdominal compartment syndrome may be devastating systemic complications with systematic and progressive organ failure and death...
July 27, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
Erin H Baker, Darren Lepere, Megan P Lundgren, Patrick J Greaney, David A Ehrlich, Steven E Copit, Allison L Murphree, Anthony J Canfield, Glenn Parker, David A Iannitti
BACKGROUND: Non-crosslinked porcine acellular dermal grafts (NCPADG) are currently the mainstay biomaterial for abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) in complex hernia patients. We report early clinical outcomes using a novel rifampin/minocycline-coated NCPADG for AWR. STUDY DESIGN: A multi-institutional retrospective review was performed of patients who underwent ventral hernia repair using XenMatrix AB Surgical Graft (CR Bard, Inc [Davol]). Patient demographics, hernia and procedure characteristics, and surgical site occurrences/postoperative complications were reviewed up to 6 months after AWR...
October 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Sala Abdalla, Rachel Rolph, Anjali Rampersad, Grisma Patel, Tayo Oke
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a drain on the healthcare economy. A recent development for the primary prevention of wound infections is the use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) on closed wounds. The Prevena™ Incision Management System (KCI USA, Inc., San Antonio, TX) is a new NPWT designed for application on closed surgical incisions in order to prevent potential wound-related complications. We evaluated the use of this new technology on large abdominal incisions following complex ventral hernia repairs with abdominal wall reconstruction in patients with risk factors for developing wound complications and conducted a review of the current literature pertaining to the use of NPWT on closed incisions...
July 8, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Mojtaba Fayezizadeh, Arnab Majumder, Igor Belyansky, Yuri W Novitsky
BACKGROUND: Optimal mesh reinforcement and operative technique for major abdominal wall reconstructions (AWR) remain debatable. Posterior component separation via transversus abdominis release (TAR) allows for wide sublay mesh reinforcement with durable reconstruction, and has been gaining popularity in recent years. Although biologic mesh has been associated with mixed results, outcomes of AWR with bioprosthetics have not been well elucidated to date. We evaluated our outcomes of TAR reconstructions with retromuscular porcine biologic mesh reinforcement...
September 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
J Škach, R Harcubová, V Petráková, L Brzulová, M Krejbichová, K Kocmanová
INTRODUCTION: The authors introduce a unique programme in the Czech Republic focused on extreme herniology. Patients with giant complex ventral hernias (monster hernias) have been concentrated in a high-volume hernia center with the most advanced perioperative intensive care since 2012. The authors present their single centre experience with the support of literature. RESULTS: Between 20122015 we operated on 36 patients with a giant complex hernia. Minimal inclusion criteria for enrolment in the very heterogeneous group included: a defect over 15 cm wide, loss of domain of 20% and higher, and the mean surface area of at least 225 cm²...
2016: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
Jorge Daes, Rodolfo J Dennis
BACKGROUND: Proper defect closure during abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) is a key to improving cosmetic and functional results, and reducing morbidity. We have completed the initial prospective evaluation of a technique we previously described and published: endoscopic subcutaneous anterior component separation (ACS) as an adjunct to mainly laparoscopic AWR. We now present the long-term clinical and imaging follow-up results. STUDY DESIGN: Data were prospectively collected over a 3-year period (2012-2015) on patients who underwent AWR with endoscopic ACS...
June 22, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Jeremy Wang, Arnab Majumder, Mojtaba Fayezizadeh, Cory N Criss, Yuri W Novitsky
Ventral hernia repair (VHR) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) presents unique surgical challenges including impaired wound healing, concomitant intestinal operations, along with likely future abdominal surgeries. Appropriate techniques and mesh choices in these patients remain under active debate. Herein we report our experience with using a retromuscular approach for major VHR in a consecutive cohort of IBD patients. We identified all patients with IBD undergoing open VHR with retrorectus mesh placement between 2007 and 2013 in our prospectively maintained database...
June 2016: American Surgeon
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