Can you get a hernia after Diep Flap?

Can you get a hernia after Diep Flap?

If you had a TRAM flap or DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery, you have a small risk of developing an abdominal hernia. A hernia occurs when part of an internal organ (often a small piece of the intestine) bulges through a weak spot in a muscle. Most hernias are in the abdomen.

What is Siea flap?

The SIEA flap is named for the superficial inferior epigastric artery blood vessel that runs just under your skin in your lower abdomen. It’s also called a SIEP flap (superficial inferior epigastric perforator).

What is superficial inferior epigastric artery flap?

The superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) flap allows for harvest of the lower abdominal fatty tissue based on the superficial inferior epigastric system. Occasionally, the flow from the superficial system may be more robust than that of the deep inferior epigastric system.

What are epigastric perforators?

A new method of autologous breast reconstruction is the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap. The skin and fat island are the same as the TRAM flap, but the perforating blood vessels are dissected through the rectus abdominis muscle so that the muscle can be left behind (Fig 14–7).

What are the symptoms of an epigastric hernia?

What are the signs and symptoms of umbilical and epigastric hernias?

  • A bulge in the affected area.
  • Pain — which can range from a dull ache to severe pain — especially when coughing, sneezing or lifting heavy objects.
  • Bloating or constipation.

What is epigastric hernia?

An epigastric hernia is a lump in the midline between your belly button and sternum (breastbone) which can cause pain. Your abdominal cavity contains your intestines and other structures. These are protected by your abdominal wall, which is made up of four layers.

What does Siea stand for?


Acronym Definition
SIEA Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery
SIEA Swiss Interactive Entertainment Association (video game manufacturers’ organization)
SIEA Solomon Islands Electricity Authority
SIEA San Isabel Electric Association (Pueblo West, CO)

What is Diep procedure?

A DIEP (pronounced like deep) flap is a type of reconstruction that uses a woman’s own tissue to create a new breast after a mastectomy. The surgery’s tongue-twister of a name comes from the branches of the primary blood vessel relocated during the procedure, the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP).

What does superior epigastric artery supply?

The superficial epigastric artery supplies the superficial tissue of the abdominal wall; the superior and inferior epigastric arteries make an anastomosis with each other and supply the muscles of the abdominal wall.

Where does the inferior epigastric artery enter the rectus sheath?

Below the arcuate line, the inferior epigastric vessels pierce the transversalis fascia on each side of the rectus sheath and enter the rectus abdominis muscle. The artery then runs within the rectus sheath, between the transversalis fascia and the posterior wall of the rectus abdominis.

What is the inferior epigastric artery a branch of?

external iliac artery
The inferior epigastric artery is a direct branch off the external iliac artery. This artery continues moving superiorly and medially for 4–6 cm before it enters the rectus abdominis muscle. The artery gives off several small branches as it runs from the external iliac artery to the muscle (see Figure 5.5).

Where is the deep inferior epigastric artery?

The deep inferior epigastric artery (DIEA) arises from the terminal aspect of the external iliac artery deep to the inguinal ligament. The DIEA ascends from the lateral aspect of the rectus abdominis muscle toward the umbilicus.