Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

  • Justin A. Doble
  • Eric M. PauliEmail author


Patient selection and pre-habilitation play an important role prior to any abdominal wall reconstruction. Once a patient meets criteria for reconstruction, the hernia defect size can be used to help guide decision-making. Here we provide a clinical algorithm for the repair of small defects (8–10 cm), medium defects (10–20 cm), and large defects (>20 cm). These recommendations, when combined with surgeon training and preference, provide an evidence-based approach to abdominal wall reconstruction.


Abdominal wall reconstruction TAR Component separation Massive ventral hernia Minimally invasive hernia repair Transversus abdominis release Bridged hernia repair Ventral hernia repair 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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