COMPLEX ABDOMINAL WALL RECONSTRUCTION
- Infections. A well functioning abdominal wall protects the internal viscera from infections by acting as a physical barrier. If this is breached, the patient is prone to many infections and sepsis. The patient is required to undergo the complex abdomen reconstruction to clear off any infections that are present and to avert any future infections.
- The abdominal wall assists in various physiological functions such as urination, defecation and even coughing. Reconstruction means that these functions will be restored and the patient is to have once again a comfortable life.
- In patients who have had a traumatic experience such as from road traffic accidents or industrial accidents, the reconstruction helps them to go back to the normal day to day life that they were used to.
- Incisional hernias occur often following previous abdominal surgeries and tend to recur if not well corrected. Abdominal wall reconstruction is aimed at a permanent reconstruction that will have less of the complications such as herniation. It is strongly recommended in patients who have undergone multiple abdominal surgeries such as those who have colorectal cancers.