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Abdominal components separation

J D Hodgkinson, C A Leo, Y Maeda, P Bassett, S M Oke, C J Vaizey, J Warusavitarne
PURPOSE: This study aims to compare the outcomes of posterior component separation and transversus abdominis release (PCSTAR) with the open anterior component separation (OACS) technique. OACS, first described by Ramirez et al. (Plast Reconstr Surg 86(3):519-526, 1990), has become an established technique for local myofascial advancement in abdominal hernia surgery. PCSTAR, described by Novitsky et al. (Am J Surg 204(5):709-716, 2012), is being used more frequently and is rapidly becoming the technique of choice in complex ventral hernia repair...
March 7, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Alvaro Robin-Lersundi, Luis Blazquez Hernando, Javier López-Monclús, Arturo Cruz Cidoncha, Carlos San Miguel Méndez, Elena Jimenez Cubedo, Miguel Angel García-Ureña
BACKGROUND: Posterior component separation with transversus abdominis release technique is increasingly being used for abdominal wall reconstruction in complex abdominal wall repair. The main purpose of this study is to present a modification of the surgical technique originally described that facilitates the surgical procedure and offers additional advantages. METHODS: Based on the knowledge of the anatomy of the retromuscular space and the preperitoneal aerolar tissue distribution, we start the incision on the posterior rectus sheath from the arcuate line in a down to up direction...
March 3, 2018: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Z Song, D Yang, J Yang, X Nie, J Wu, H Song, Y Gu
PURPOSE: Abdominal wall defects caused by neoplasms with large extended resection defects remain a challenging problem. Autologous flaps, meshes, and component separation techniques are effective in reconstructing these defects. We retrospectively reviewed and assessed the success of reconstruction using tensor fascia lata flap with or without meshes. METHODS: 18 patients with abdominal wall neoplasms were identified during the period from 2007 to 2016. A retrospective review of office charts and hospital records was performed...
February 7, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Thais Gonçalves Ferreira, Camilla Nunes Dos Reis Trindade, Petra Bell, André Teixeira-Ferreira, Jonas E Perales, Rossiane C Vommaro, Regina Maria Cavalcanti Pilotto Domingues, Eliane de Oliveira Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Members of the Bacteroides fragilis group are the most important components of the normal human gut microbiome, but are also major opportunistic pathogens that are responsible for significant mortality, especially in the case of bacteraemia and other severe infections, such as intra-abdominal abscesses. Up to now, several virulence factors have been described that might explain the involvement of B. fragilis in these infections. The secretion of extracellular membrane vesicles (EMVs) has been proposed to play a role in pathogenesis and symbiosis in gram-negative bacteria, by releasing soluble proteins and other molecules...
March 2018: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Hugo Palma Rios, André Goulart, Pedro Leão
INTRODUCTION: Performing surgery on patients with Crohn's disease is a true challenge due to the elevated risk of complications related to the chronic proinflammatory response. Stenosis is the leading cause of intestinal resection in these patients. CASE REPORT: The authors present the case of a 50-year-old woman with inflammatory stenosis of the terminal ileum due to Crohn's disease. The patient underwent a laparoscopic ileocecal resection, which was complicated by a small anastomotic dehiscence with localized peritonitis...
January 2018: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
Iain Templeman, Dylan Thompson, Javier Gonzalez, Jean-Philippe Walhin, Sue Reeves, Peter J Rogers, Jeffrey M Brunstrom, Leonidas G Karagounis, Kostas Tsintzas, James A Betts
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have shown that intermittent fasting is capable of producing improvements in body weight and fasted health markers. However, the extent to which intermittent fasting incurs compensatory changes in the components of energy balance and its impact on postprandial metabolism are yet to be ascertained. METHODS: A total of 30-36 lean participants and 30-36 overweight/obese participants will be recruited to provide two separate study groups who will undergo the same protocol...
February 2, 2018: Trials
F Köckerling, N N Alam, S A Antoniou, I R Daniels, F Famiglietti, R H Fortelny, M M Heiss, F Kallinowski, I Kyle-Leinhase, F Mayer, M Miserez, A Montgomery, S Morales-Conde, F Muysoms, S K Narang, A Petter-Puchner, W Reinpold, H Scheuerlein, M Smietanski, B Stechemesser, C Strey, G Woeste, N J Smart
INTRODUCTION: Although many surgeons have adopted the use of biologic and biosynthetic meshes in complex abdominal wall hernia repair, others have questioned the use of these products. Criticism is addressed in several review articles on the poor standard of studies reporting on the use of biologic meshes for different abdominal wall repairs. The aim of this consensus review is to conduct an evidence-based analysis of the efficacy of biologic and biosynthetic meshes in predefined clinical situations...
January 31, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
J S Winder, A Majumder, M Fayezizadeh, Y W Novitsky, E M Pauli
BACKGROUND: A minority of patients undergoing posterior component separation (PCS) have abdominal wall defects that preclude complete reconstruction of the visceral sac with native tissue. The use of absorbable mesh bridges (AMB) to span such defects has not been established. We hypothesized that AMB use during posterior sheath closure of PCS is safe and provides favorable outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of consecutive patients undergoing PCS with AMB at two hernia centers...
January 18, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Julio Gómez-Menchero, Juan Francisco Guadalajara Jurado, Juan Manuel Suárez Grau, Juan Antonio Bellido Luque, Joaquin Luis García Moreno, Isaías Alarcón Del Agua, Salvador Morales-Conde
BACKGROUND: Closing the defect (CD) during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair began to be performed in order to decrease seroma, to improve the functionality of the abdominal wall, and to decrease the bulging effect. However, tension at the incision after CD in large defects is related to an increased rate of pain and recurrence. We present the preliminary results of a new technique for medium midline hernias as an alternative to conventional CD. METHODS: A prospective controlled study was conducted from January 2015 to January 2017 to evaluate an elective new procedure (LIRA) performed on patients with midline ventral hernias (4-10 cm width)...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Sanjay Naran, Sameer Shakir, Kenneth C Shestak, James M Russavage, Vu T Nguyen
PURPOSE: Components separation of the abdominal musculature remains a mainstay for closure of complicated midline and paramedian abdominal wall defects. The authors critically analyzed their experience with this technique to identify prognosticators affecting long-term clinical outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of patients undergoing components separation by a single senior surgeon (J.M.R.) between 2000 and 2010. Numerous perioperative patient characteristics were collected and analyzed to determine their effects on long-term clinical outcomes...
March 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Sumanth Kumbargere Nagraj, Renjith P George, Naresh Shetty, David Levenson, Debra M Ferraiolo, Ashish Shrestha
BACKGROUND: The sense of taste is very much essential to the overall health of an individual. It is a necessary component to enjoy one's food, which in turn provides nutrition to an individual. Any disturbance in taste perception can hamper quality of life in such patients by influencing their appetite, body weight and psychological well-being. Taste disorders have been treated using different modalities of treatment and there is no consensus for the best intervention. Hence this Cochrane Review was undertaken...
December 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Julia Isabelle Staubitz, Peter Gassmann, Daniel Wilhelm Kauff, Hauke Lang
BACKGROUND: An inguinoscrotal hernia is defined as "giant" if descending below the midpoint of the inner thigh of a patient in upright position. In developed countries this is a rare entity. In the literature different surgical techniques have been reported so far to achieve a successful treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 63 year-old man suffering from a giant inguinoscrotal hernia, whom we treated using a combined open transabdominal and inguinal approach following an unsuccessful laparoscopic attempt...
December 19, 2017: BMC Surgery
O S Kim, M H Shin, S S Kweon, Y H Lee, O J Kim, Y J Kim, H J Chung
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the association between periodontal disease status and metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its individual components in Korean adults over 50 years old. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the Dong-gu study, 5078 men and women aged over 50 years were included. They underwent a questionnaire survey, physical assessment, biochemical assessment and periodontal assessment. The percentages of sites with periodontal probing depth ≥4 mm, and clinical attachment loss ≥4 mm were recorded for each participant...
December 10, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
Reiko Wiessner, Thomas Vorwerk, Claudia Tolla-Jensen, Alexander Gehring
Despite extensive experience and significant reduction of complications in recent years, laparoscopic treatment of complex abdominal hernias is a challenge even for the experienced endoscopic surgeon. Patients with severe incisional hernias or symptomatic rectus diastasis benefit from the closure of the linea alba as a morphological and physiological reconstruction of the abdominal wall followed by mesh implantation. Occasionally, an additional component separation is necessary. In open surgery, this is associated with very large wound areas, postoperative seromas, poor wound healing and, in the worst case, mesh infections...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
Yan Zhang, Zheng Yuan, Kai Sun, Peifeng Li
RATIONALE: Sarcomatous or anaplastic carcinoma mural nodules presenting in ovarian mucinous cystic tumors are very rare. Here, we reported the ultrasonic and pathological features of 2 such cases. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 60-year-old woman presented with a complaint of lower abdominal pain. Physical examination revealed a hard, palpable mass in her right lower abdomen with mild tenderness. In addition, a 48-year-old woman presented with left abdominal pain and abdominal fullness...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Miao Niu, Ailian Liu, Ying Zhao, Lu Feng
RATIONALE: Adrenal mature TMT is very rare. So far, only two cases have been reported. PATIENT: We report a rare case of malignant transformation of a mature teratoma in the right adrenal gland of a 36-year-old Chinese female. The patient had been asymptomatic until physical exam identified a palpable mass in the right abdomen. Abdominal non-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan showed a huge tumor with mixed density in right adrenal region, which had cystic components, fat, calcifications, and separations...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
João Kleber de Almeida Gentile, Renato Migliore, Fábio Jorge Neubaner Kistenmacker, Marcio Menezes de Oliveira, Rodrigo Biscuola Garcia, Fang Chia Bin, Pedro Marcos Santinho Bueno de Souza, José César Assef
BACKGROUND: Malignant transformation of endometriosis in the abdominal wall is a rare and still poorly understood event. Less than 30 cases have been reported in the worldwide literature. Most cases of solid tumors are report in a previous abdominal scar with malignant transformation of a focus of endometriosis. Presence of lymph node metastases in nearby chains is frequent and is associated with poor prognosis. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 42-year-old woman with a history of abdominal surgery (Pfannenstiel) to resect abdominal wall endometriosis...
November 6, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
Imran R A Punekar, Joseph S Khouri, Michael Catanzaro, Aizaz L Shaikh, Howard N Langstein
BACKGROUND: The abdominal wall is frequently manipulated in a variety of reconstructive procedures, and its anatomy is well described. The authors' clinical observations, however, contradict the standard depiction of the components of the abdominal wall at various levels-particularly regarding the course of the transversus abdominis muscle. Therefore, the authors sought to characterize the components of the rectus sheath at various surgical landmarks to define anatomic points important to abdominal wall repair...
February 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Dharmendra Gurve, Jeevan K Pant, Sridhar Krishnan
An improved method for separation of fetal electrocardiogram (fECG) from abdominal electrocardiogram (abdECG) is proposed in this paper. Proposed method combines two widely used techniques i.e. compressive sensing (CS) and independent component analysis (ICA). Separation of fECG is carried out by applying ICA directly on the compressed signal. The efficient improved ℓp-regularized least-sqaures (ℓp-RLS) algorithm is used for signal reconstruction, which provides better reconstruction quality and less processing time in comparison with other existing methods...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Lucas Torres Oliveira, Felipe Futema Essu, Gustavo Heluani Antunes de Mesquita, Yuri Justi Jardim, Leandro Ryuchi Iuamoto, Fábio Yuji Suguita, Diego Ramos Martines, Fernanda Nii, Daniel Reis Waisberg, Alberto Meyer, Wellington Andraus, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque
PURPOSE: Transplantation patients have a series of associated risk factors that make appearance of incisional hernia (IH) more likely. A number of aspects of the closure of large defects remain controversial. In this manuscript, we present the repair of a large IH following liver transplantation through the technique of posterior components separation combined with the anterior, together with the intraoperative use of botulinum toxin A and the placement of mesh. As a secondary objective, we analyze the incidence of IH following liver transplantation in our service...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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