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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Problems in General Surgery|
|State||Published - Dec 2002|
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