Technical pitfalls favouring incisional hernia

M. A. Carlson, S. Morales-Conde

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Abstract

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
Pages135-149
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540375456
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Carlson, M. A., & Morales-Conde, S. (2007). Technical pitfalls favouring incisional hernia. In Recurrent Hernia: Prevention and Treatment (pp. 135-149). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68988-1_17