An algorithm for abdominal wall reconstruction

Rod J. Rohrich, James B. Lowe, Fred L. Hackney, Julie L. Bowman, P. C. Hobar

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Learning Objectives: After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe the anatomy of the anterior abdominal wall, including the neurovasculature and musculofascial layers. 2. List the goals of abdominal wall reconstruction. 3. Discuss the components of the preoperative evaluation of abdominal wall reconstruction. 4. Discuss the considerations in determining immediate versus delayed repair. 5. Be familiar with the following techniques: tissue expansion, vacuum-assisted closure device, abdominal components separation, prosthetic materials, local and distant muscle flaps, free tissue transfer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-216
Number of pages15
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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