Abdominal suspension during massive panniculectomy: A novel technique and review of the literature

Alexander Graf, Kai Yang, Kristen Klement, Nicholas Kim, Hani Matloub

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Abstract

Panniculectomy performed in patients with morbid obesity before or after massive weight loss improves body contour, incidence of soft tissue infection and overall functional status. However, obtaining adequate surgical exposure remains one of the most critical and challenging aspects of the procedure. We present the case of a 75-year-old veteran who underwent successful panniculectomy using a novel technique of abdominal suspension that is easier, more effective and less costly than previously used alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalJPRAS Open
Volume8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Massive weight loss surgery
  • Morbid obesity
  • Panniculectomy
  • Panniculus morbidus

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