Case Summary of Patient with Multiple Abdominal Wall Hernias

PATIENT: 41 year-old woman, 5’ 7”, 335 pounds, BMI 52

PRESENTATION: multiple abdominal wall hernias

CO-MORBIDITIES INCLUDED: hypertension, systemic lupus erythematosus with glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease

MEDICATIONS: chronic steroid use

SURGICAL HISTORY: colostomy, ileostomy, two hernia repairs

TREATMENT: surgical weight loss prior to attempting abdominal wall reconstruction

OUTCOME: greater than 100 lb. weight loss, successful abdominal wall reconstruction (weight at time of repair: 215 lbs.)

Read more about weight loss surgery as as bridge to complex ventral hernia repair.

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