Repair of ventral and incisional hernias using modifications of the Rives-Stoppa technique

George Sakorafas, Michael G. Sarr

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Abstract

This chapter addresses repair of complex abdominal wall hernias using modifications of the Rives-Stoppa approach. Unlike most other hernia repairs that rely on suture closure of fascia or suture fixation of mesh to fascia for the strength of repair, the modified Rives-Stoppa approach "patches" the defect in a tension-free fashion and relies on tissue incorporation of the "mesh" for the permanent fixation. Indications, techniques, and results in over 240 patients are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-58
Number of pages8
JournalProblems in General Surgery
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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