© 2001

Abdominal Wall Hernias

Principles and Management

  • Robert Bendavid
  • Jack Abrahamson
  • Maurice E. Arregui
  • Jean Bernard Flament
  • Edward H. Phillips

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. René Stoppa, George E. Wantz, Gabriele Munegato, Alfonso Pluchinotta
      Pages 3-10
    3. Karl LeBlanc, Ralph Ger
      Pages 33-36
  3. Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Jean Bernard Flament, Claude Avisse, Jean François Delattre
      Pages 39-63
    3. Riccardo Annibali, Robert J. Fitzgibbons Jr., Thomas Quinn
      Pages 72-85
    4. Jonathan D. Spitz, Maurice E. Arregui
      Pages 86-91
    5. J. P. Richer, J. P. Faure, M. Carretier, Jacques Barbier
      Pages 92-96
    6. Robert Bendavid
      Pages 97-100
  4. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Alejandro Weber, Denzil Garteiz, Salvador Valencia
      Pages 109-115
    3. Sam G. G. Smedberg, Leif Spangen
      Pages 116-121
    4. Erik Nilsson, Staffan Haapaniemi
      Pages 122-127
    5. V. Schumpelick, K.-H. Treutner
      Pages 128-130
  5. Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131

About this book


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.


Surgery abdominal wall anatomy hernia reconstructive surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Bendavid
    • 1
  • Jack Abrahamson
    • 2
  • Maurice E. Arregui
    • 3
  • Jean Bernard Flament
    • 4
  • Edward H. Phillips
    • 5
  1. 1.TorontoCanada
  2. 2.HaifaIsrael
  3. 3.IndianapolisUSA
  4. 4.ReimsFrance
  5. 5.Los AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Abdominal Wall Hernias
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Management
  • Editors Robert Bendavid
    Jack Abrahamson
    Maurice E. Arregui
    Jean B. Flament
    Edward H. Phillips
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-95004-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6440-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-8574-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXIV, 792
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
    Abdominal Surgery
    Vascular Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


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)