Laparoscopic inferior and superior lumbar hernia repair.

@article{Heniford1997LaparoscopicIA,
  title={Laparoscopic inferior and superior lumbar hernia repair.},
  author={Brant Todd Heniford and David A. Iannitti and Michel Gagner},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={132 10},
  pages={1141-4}
}
Lumbar hernias are rare defects that involve the extrusion of retroperitoneal fat or viscera through a weakness in the posterior abdominal wall. Repairing these hernias is often difficult because of the weakness of the surrounding structures. Techniques for reconstruction usually include an incision from the 12th rib to the iliac crest with mobilization of local flaps or onlay fascial flaps or the use of prosthetic mesh. Contemporary reports have advocated extensive retroperitoneal dissection… CONTINUE READING

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