Ultrasound-Guided Lateral Abdominal Wall Botulinum Toxin Injection Before Ventral Hernia Repair

Sasha Kurumety*, Austin Walker, Jonathan Samet, Thomas H Grant, Gregory A. Dumanian, Swati Devendra Deshmukh

*Corresponding author for this work

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Preoperative ultrasound-guided lateral abdominal wall botulinum toxin injection is a promising method for improving patient outcomes and reducing recurrence rates after ventral hernia repair. A review of the literature demonstrates variability in the procedural technique, without current standardization of protocols. As radiologists may be increasingly asked to perform ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin injections of the lateral abdominal wall, familiarity with the procedure and current literature is necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2019-2030
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2021


  • abdominal wall expansion
  • botulinum toxin
  • chemical component separation
  • ultrasound-guided procedure
  • ventral hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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