Posterior component separation and transversus abdominis muscle release for complex incisional hernia repair in patients with a history of an open abdomen.

@article{Petro2015PosteriorCS,
  title={Posterior component separation and transversus abdominis muscle release for complex incisional hernia repair in patients with a history of an open abdomen.},
  author={C C Petro and J J Como and Sydney Yee and Ajita S. Prabhu and Yuri W. Novitsky and Michael J. Rosen},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={422-9}
}
BACKGROUND The best reconstructive approach for large fascial defects precipitated from a previous open abdomen has not been elucidated to date. We use a posterior component separation with transversus abdominis muscle release (TAR) in this scenario. METHODS Patients with a history of an open abdomen who ultimately underwent complex hernia repair with TAR from 2010 to 2013 at Case Medical Center were identified in our prospective database and analyzed. RESULTS Of 34 patients (mean [SD] age… CONTINUE READING