Mark W. Clemens, MD • Houston, Texas
Case in brief
Ventral hernia repair with retrorectus placement of SERI® Surgical Scaffold for abdominal wall reinforcement and soft tissue support.
A 67-year-old male presented with recurrent bladder cancer and a ventral hernia. Visual assessment showed a widened midline vertical scar in the upper abdomen, extending from the xiphoid process to the umbilicus. There was a palpable fascial defect in the upper abdomen, but no evidence of entrapped bowel or other abdominal contents within the hernia. No other bulges or hernias were present. The patient had a history of diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and hypertension. A preoperative CT scan showed a 5-cm fascial defect with bowel herniation beneath the subcutaneous tissues.
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Facilitates Neovascularization (As Early As 2 Days)† and Native Tissue Generation Over Time1,*
Support and Strength From Native Tissue1,*