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retro- +‎ muscular

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retromuscular (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Behind a muscle
    • 2015, Evangelos P. Misiakos et al., “Current Trends in Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair”, in JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons[1], volume 19, →DOI:
      The posterior rectus sheaths are reapproximated in the midline, and the mesh is placed in the retromuscular space and fixed to the abdominal wall with sutures. 69, 70 This technique is an important addition to the armamentarium of surgeons undertaking abdominal wall reconstructions and represents the gold standard of open repair according to the American Hernia Society.