Abdominal Wall and Hernias

  • Lee J. Skandalakis
  • John E. Skandalakis


The surgical anatomy of the anterior and posterior (lumbar) abdominal wall, umbilical region, and groin is presented in detail. The laparoscopic anatomy of the inguinal area, including its layers, fossae, and spaces, along with an updated section on repair, is of great importance for contemporary surgeons. The principles of proper abdominal incisions and the surgical anatomy of the major types of incisions are illustrated.

The etiology, pathogenesis, evaluation, and operating room strategy for treating incisional hernias of the abdominal wall are enumerated. A new section details component separation. Non-mesh and mesh repairs for various hernias (epigastric, umbilical, spigelian, indirect inguinal, sliding indirect inguinal, direct inguinal, external supravesical, femoral, lumbar) are presented with step-by-step details, as is repair of hydrocele.


Internal Ring Spermatic Cord Rectus Sheath Femoral Hernia Inguinal Ligament 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lee J. Skandalakis
    • 1
  • John E. Skandalakis
    • 1
  1. 1.Centers for Surgical Anatomy and TechniqueEmory University School of Medicine Piedmont HospitalAtlantaUSA

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