Technical pitfalls favouring incisional hernia

M. A. Carlson, S. Morales-Conde

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Postoperative abdominal incision failure remains as much a problem and topic of controversy today as it did nearly a century ago. The predominance of the surgical literature on incisional hernia describes and evaluates various repair techniques; less is written on predisposition and prevention. In the latter subset of the literature, emphasis has been placed upon patient-associated risk factors in the pathogenesis of incisional failure. Over the past several decades, however, the idea that surgeon-associated (i.e., technical) risk factors may be important in the etiology of incisional hernia has been gaining more acceptance [2]. The postulation that the surgeon could be the most important risk factor for this complication, however, is a more radical concept. This brief review will emphasize the role of surgeon-related factors in the development of incisional hernia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecurrent Hernia
Subtitle of host publicationPrevention and Treatment
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540375456
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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