ABDOMINAL WALL DEFECTS Celso M. Fidel, MD, FPCS,FPSGS Diplomate Philippine Board of Surgery
Introduction ABDOMINAL WALL Complex musculo-aponeurotic structure Attached to the : Vertebral column posteriorly Ribs superiorly Bones of the pelvis inferiorly Derived embryonically in a segmental, metameric manner, and is reflected in blood supply and innervation.
Protects and restrains the abdominal viscera,
and its musculature
Acts indirectly to flex the vertebral column.
Integrity is essential to the prevention of
hernias, whether they be:
Introduction ABDOMINAL WALL It is the repository of the panniculus adiposus May reach considerable proportions in some members of the species afflicted with morbid obesity .
Introduction ABDOMINAL WALL Variety of pathology difficult to assess on physical examination. Computed tomography (CT) often delineates these abnormalities