Use of the anterior rectus sheath for abdominal wall reconstruction: A study in cadavers

Use of the anterior rectus sheath for abdominal wall reconstruction: A study in cadavers

Author Barbosa, Marcus Vinicius Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nahas, Fabio Xerfan Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Garcia, Elvio Bueno Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ayaviri, Natalia Alinda Montecinos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Juliano, Yara Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Our aim was to evaluate the amount of tension present after incision and undermining of the anterior rectus sheaths and the external oblique muscles in 20 fresh adult cadavers. Resistance to traction of the anterior and posterior rectus sheaths towards the midline was measured at three stages of dissection: before any aponeurotic undermining; after incision and undermining of the anterior rectus sheaths; and after incision and undermining of the external oblique muscles associated with the previous dissection. Significance of differences was assessed using non-parametric tests. There was a significant reduction in tension in the anterior and posterior sheaths on both levels after each stage of dissection. the incision and undermining of the anterior rectus sheaths and the external oblique muscles promoted a progressive reduction in tension at the aponeurotic edges of the abdominal wall.
Keywords abdomen
abdominal wall
ventral hernia
cadaver
Language English
Date 2007-01-01
Published in Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery. Oslo: Taylor & Francis As, v. 41, n. 6, p. 273-277, 2007.
ISSN 0284-4311 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Taylor & Francis As
Extent 273-277
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02844310701510231
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000250808500001
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/29397

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