What is the surgical approach in the repair of an abdominal lumbar hernia?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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A lumbar hernia is best approached with the patient in the lateral decubitus position and with the use of a lumbar roll or kidney rest. A skin-line oblique incision extends from the 12th rib to the iliac crest. A layered closure or mesh onlay for large defects is successful.


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