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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 231-233

De-epitheliazation (DEEP) and fascial closure with onlay mesh repair: An alternative technique for ventral hernia repair: A case report

1 Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
2 250 E Main St 1st Floor, Bay Shore, NY 11706, USA

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Dr. Vicki Suzanne Klimberg
Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijawhs.ijawhs_25_21

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Management of incisional hernias in patients with cirrhosis, ascites, or bowel covered only by skin poses a challenge for the reconstructive surgeon. We hypothesized that a completely extraperitoneal repair with coverage of the hernia defect with autologous tissue and onlay mesh reinforcement could be an alternative for a durable repair.

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