Surgical Anatomy of Anterior Abdominal Wall: Know before you Incise


  • Archana Mishra
  • Nupur Anand



abdominal wall, anatomy, incision


Incision and closure of the abdominal wall is among the most frequently performed surgical procedures. Anterior
abdominal wall is the first structure which a surgeon encounters in any abdominal surgery. Both in open surgery
and laparoscopic surgery, correct knowledge of layered structure of the anterior abdominal wall is a must to enter
the abdominal wall with maximum efficacy and safety. Hence knowledge of all structures which one encounters
on entering abdominal wall layer by layer is essential for surgeon. Here we discuss in detail about anatomy of
abdominal wall and different types of incisions.

Author Biographies

Archana Mishra

Associate Professor,Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital

Nupur Anand

Senior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital