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Abdominal Wall Hernias
Principles and Management
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ABDOMINAL WALL HERNIAS is the most up-to-date, comprehensive reference on all aspects of hernia repair. The editor, a world renowned figure in hernia surgery, has assembled a group of more than 120 experts from 16 countries to discuss state-of-the-art approaches to conventional open repairs using both tissue-to-tissue techniques as well as the use of prosthetic mesh, to the various minimally invasive approaches, the repair of recurrent and massive hernias, the pertinent anatomy, basic science, and emerging biomaterials. The authors present the full spectrum of operations and procedures to enable the reader to gain a broad knowledge of the multifaceted repair of inguinal, groin, and femoral hernias and chose the best technique. Richly illustrated with more than 700 line drawings and photographs, this textbook is a must-have reference for all practicing general surgeons and surgeons-in-training.


I. Introduction; II. History; III. Anatomy; IV. Epidemiology; V. Pathology; VI. Biomaterials; VII. Adjuncts to Surgery; VIII. Techniques of Open Groin Hernia Repair; IX. Laparoscopic Techniques for Groin Hernia Repair; X. Open Techniques of Incisional Repair; XI. Laparoscopic Techniques of Incisional Hernia Repair; XII. Loss of Abdominal Wall Substance; XIII. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; XIV. Emergency Surgery; XV. Pediatrics; XVI. The Female Hernia Patient; XVII. Special Problems; XVIII. Complications of Groin Hernia; XIX. Other Considerations; XX. Epilogue


ISBN-13: 9781461264408
Publisher: Springer (Springer New York)
Publication date: November, 2012
Pages: 792
Weight: 1927g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: General, Vascular


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From the reviews:

"This book is the most extensive and exhaustive book on herniology that I have read. It contains almost everything one would ever want to know … but may have been afraid to ask. The contributing authors read like a who’s who list of herniology. … This has to be the most up to date and comprehensive review of the subject ever published. … I feel that this is a magnificent book … most trainees and practising surgeons should have access to it." (Damon B. Bizos, South African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 40 (3), 2002)

"This is an all-embracing, ‘state of the art’ definitive textbook on abdominal wall hernias … . There is an excellent chapter on medicolegal issues … which I would regard as a ‘must’ not only for the hernia surgeon, but for all surgeons. … The bibliographies at the end of each chapter are extensive. … each chapter is concise and complete in its own right, and a ready reference source. I believe … all trainees and hernia surgeons should have access to it … ." (John Cocks, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, Vol. 72 (7), 2002)

"This book was a formidable read and not surprisingly so since it is the work of 160 distinguished contributors. The section on anatomy is excellent and the newer anatomical concepts related to laparoscopy are well described and illustrated. … There is an excellent and well illustrated description of local anaesthetic technique for hernia repair. … The book contains all that is of current interest but also much that (while interesting and important) is historical." (W.O. Kirwan, The British Journal of Surgery, 2002)