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Respiratory Physiopathology in Surgical Repair of Large Abdominal Hernias

  • Gabriele Munegato
  • Michele Schiano di Visconte
  • Danilo Da Ros
  • Andrea Sanna
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)

Abstract

In 1973, Rives [1] and associates emphasised the therapeutic problems and physiopathologic respiratory implications of large abdominal incisional hernias, considered to be a form of “eventration disease”. He introduced the term “thoraco-abdominal compartment” to describe the inseparable and the interdependent link between the chest and the abdomen and introduced the concept of “paradoxical abdominal respiration and abdominal volet”.

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Incisional Hernia Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Respiratory Mechanic Abdominal Pressure 
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  • Gabriele Munegato
  • Michele Schiano di Visconte
  • Danilo Da Ros
  • Andrea Sanna

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