About this Research Topic
Hernia, Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Operative, Incisional Hernia, Prostheses and Implants, Abdominal wall, Morbidity, Surgical Complications.
The last years, the evolution of minimally invasive surgery combined with a better understanding of the abdominal wall anatomy has brough forth a flourish of new surgical techniques for the treatment of complex adbominal wall hernias. As no clear definition of complex abdominal wall hernias exist, the following criteria are commonly used to define complexity: size and location, soft tissue contamination/poor condition, and patient comorbidities and risk factors.
The goal of this research topic is to provide a state of the art of the current practice of abdominal wall reconstruction surgery for the repair of complex abdominal wall hernias.
The scope of this research topic is the analysis and comparison of the different surgical options available for complex abdominal wall hernias. Of special interest is the investigation of new minimally invasive surgical techniques making use of laparoscopy, endoscopy, and robotic surgery. The topics that will be addressed are:
• Definition of complex abdominal wall hernias (Size and location, soft tissue contamination/poor condition, Patient comorbidities and risk factors)
• Abdominal wall anatomy – the anatomy of surgical incisions – classification systems for abdominal hernias.
• Open vs minimally invasive abdominal wall surgery
• Minimally invasive techniques for complex abdominal wall hernias (IPOM, ventral TAPP, e-TEP, SCOLA)
• Robotic vs laparoscopic techniques for complex abdominal wall hernias
• Abdominal wall reconstruction: anterior & posterior component separation, grafts for abdominal wall reconstruction.
• Parastomal hernias
• Prosthetic mesh use in contaminated environment
• Strategies to achieve abdominal closure after an open abdomen damage control surgery
• Technical difficulties in reoperations after placement of a mesh
• Enterocutaneous and enteroatmospheric fistulas
Authors are encouraged to submit Original Research articles, Systematic Reviews and Metanalyses, Methods articles, Clinical trials, and Case series.
Keywords: Hernia, Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Operative, Incisional Hernia, Prostheses and Implants, Abdominal wall, Morbidity, Surgical Complications
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