Dealing with the mass: a new approach to facilitate panniculectomy in patients with very large abdominal aprons.

@article{Reichenberger2008DealingWT,
  title={Dealing with the mass: a new approach to facilitate panniculectomy in patients with very large abdominal aprons.},
  author={Matthias Artur Reichenberger and Alexander Stoff and Dirk Frank Richter},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 12},
  pages={1605-10}
}
BACKGROUND Panniculectomy surgery is performed to remove a massive pannus, or abdominal apron, which frequently contributes to a number of health concerns. The resection of such a massive abdominal panniculus is technically difficult due to the weight of the tissue and the difficulty in handling it during surgery. METHODS We performed a retrospective review on 20 morbidly obese patients (14 male, six female) who underwent a panniculectomy with a resection weight of >6 kg between November 2003… CONTINUE READING

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