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Topic: New Perspectives in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

A special issue of Plastic and Aesthetic Research

ISSN 2349-6150 (Online), ISSN 2347-9264 (Print)

Submission deadline: 30 Sep 2019

Guest Editor(s)

  • Prof. Charles E. Butler
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

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  • Dr. Alexander Francis. Mericli
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

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  • Dr. Sahil Kuldip. Kapur
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA.

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Special Issue Introduction

Abdominal wall reconstruction exists at a complex intersection of surgical techniques, specialties, and patients. Defects are variable in their etiology, location, size, and shape, necessitating an individualized, patient-centric approach for optimal results. As abdominal wall reconstruction truly benefits from a customized and tailored methodology, plastic surgeons have naturally gravitated toward the field. Although it may not represent the most glamorous family of procedures within the jurisdiction of plastic surgery, our specialty continues to play a major role in advancing the associated science and techniques.
Abdominal wall reconstruction has benefited from a number of scientific and technologic advances over the past decade, including improvements in mesh materials, risk-stratification, prehabilitation concepts, enhanced recovery strategies, and evolving surgical techniques. Despite the large volume of literature, several controversies remain, including the type of mesh used, optimal mesh plane, soft tissue management techniques, and strategies for reducing fascial closure tension. This issue will provide an up-to-date summary of these topics and more, written by contemporary experts in the field.
Given the complexity of abdominal wall reconstruction, achieving durable and reproducible results is not easy, requiring a detailed understanding of the anatomy, a command of the current literature, meticulous surgical technique, clinical experience, and sound surgical acumen. To this end, it is our intention that this issue of Plastic and Aesthetic Research will serve as a repository of current, clinically-relevant information regarding abdominal wall reconstruction, benefitting not only our colleagues, but also our patients.

Keywords

Abdominal wall reconstruction, mesh materials, soft tissue, recovery strategies, fascial closure tension , contemporary

Submission Deadline

30 Sep 2019

Submission Information

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Submission Deadline: 30 Sep 2019
Contacts: Smart Zhang, Managing Editor, editor002@parjournal.net

Published Articles

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