TRAINING: Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. Report by Akinfemi Akingboye.
The course I went for on the 8-9th of June 2017 focused on training general surgeons on the need to under the anatomy of the abdominal wall and how the knowledge can be applied in reconstructing complex incisional hernia.
It was organized by the ICENI Center Colchester and held in Cambridge. We were equipped with various surgical techniques that can be used in achieving closure of hostile or difficult to close abdominal wall after repair of incisional hernia. The role of synthetic and or biological of mesh, tissue expander and botox was explored at great length The magnitude of the problem was emphasized and the global burden that is been created may eventually necessitate specializing in this field (Complex abdominal wall reconstruction).
Finally, the importance of multi-disciplinary approach and proper planning was again emphasized . The section was encapsulated in one phrase ”decision before incision”.