Open Ventral Hernia Repair

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PRE-PROCEDURE
INDICATIONS
  • Anterior abdominal wall defect in an adult with discomfort or risk for bowel incarceration
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Severely compromised cardiorespiratory status prohibiting general anesthesia
  • Surgical site or other significant ongoing infectious process
EQUIPMENT
  • Standard laparotomy tray
  • Available selection of synthetic and bioprosthetic meshes
ANATOMY
  • Three layers of abdominal wall musculature: External oblique, internal oblique, transversus abdominis
  • Arcuate line: Below which there is no posterior rectus sheath

PROCEDURE
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POST-PROCEDURE
CARE
  • Uncomplicated repairs usually result in discharge within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Early ambulation.
COMPLICATIONS
  • Recurrence
  • Infection
  • Visceral injury
RESULT ANALYSIS
  • Resolution of discomfort; prevention of incarceration of abdominal contents with resultant pain and possible loss of viscera
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