Endoscopic component separation

Saïd Charbel Azoury, Hien T. Nguyen

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Ventral hernia repair has evolved over the years to provide patients with equally effective outcomes while minimizing the peri-operative risks. The concept of open component separation has been around for nearly two decades. It was not until recently that endoscopic component separation gained popularity with surgeons when performing tension free abdominal wall hernia repairs. The endoscopic release of the external oblique aponeurosis allows sparing of perforator vessels, which in turn allows for better wound healing. The endoscopic component separation and laparoscopic repair has also been noted to decrease overall morbidity, by way of decreased length of hospital stay and decreased post-operative pain. These advancements in the component separation technique through a minimally invasive approach have all been achieved while producing similar hernia recurrence rates. Overall, endoscopic component separation is a successful alternative to open component separation in the repair of abdominal wall hernias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAbdominal Wall Defects
Subtitle of host publicationPrevalence, Surgical Management Strategies and Clinical Care Outcomes
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781629487106
ISBN (Print)9781629486727
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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