Recurrent Hernia

Prevention and Treatment

  • Volker Schumpelick
  • Robert J. Fitzgibbons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Recurrence as an Important Endpoint

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Haapaniemi, P. Nordin, K. M. F. Itani, R. Pointner, F. A. Granderath, M. G. Sarr
      Pages 3-25
    3. M. P. Simons
      Pages 27-34
    4. A. I. Gilbert, M. F. Graham, J. Young
      Pages 35-41
  3. Biological Reasons to Fail

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. L. T. Sorensen, L. N. Jorgensen
      Pages 53-58
    3. R. Rosch, M. Binnebösel, K. Junge, P. Lynen-Jansen, P. R. Mertens, U. Klinge et al.
      Pages 59-62
    4. P. Lynen-Jansen, U. Klinge, D. H. Lovett, P. R. Mertens
      Pages 63-67
  4. Hiatal Hernia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. M. Stumpf, U. Klinge, J. Conze, A. Prescher
      Pages 81-82
    3. T. Franzén
      Pages 83-86
  5. Redo-Operations Open/Laparoscopically: Change of Technique or Make it Better?

  6. Abdominal Wall Closure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. J. A. Halm, J. Jeekel
      Pages 123-128
    3. J. M Bellón
      Pages 129-133
    4. M. A. Carlson, S. Morales-Conde
      Pages 135-149
    5. M. G. Sarr, E. Podgaetz, J. S. Lane
      Pages 151-156
  7. Incisional Hernia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. C. K. Chan, G. Chan
      Pages 159-162
    3. M. P. Simons, T. S. de Vries Reilingh, O. R. Buyne, R. P. Bleichrodt, C. T. Frantzides, L. E. Laguna et al.
      Pages 163-178
    4. J. Conze, A. Prescher
      Pages 179-182
    5. R. Schwab, U. Klinge, O. Schumacher, M. Binnebosel, K. Junge, V. Schumpelick
      Pages 183-187
  8. How to Treat the Recurrent Incisional Hernia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. V. Schumpelick, U. Klinge, R. Rosch, J. Conze, K. Junge, M. Stumpf et al.
      Pages 191-222
    3. D. Berger, M. Bientzle, M. Miserez, K. Tomczyk, F. Penninckx, M. J. Elieson et al.
      Pages 223-251
  9. Primary Inguinal Hernia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. M. Bay-Nielsen, H. Kehlet, R. Bendavid, P. Amid, D. Pettinari, M. Cavalli et al.
      Pages 255-287
    3. U. Muschaweck, M. Kurzer, A. E. Kark, R. Bittner, J. Schwarz, G. S. Ferzli et al.
      Pages 289-307
  10. Treatment of Recurrent Inguinal Hernia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. L. Chung, P. J. O’Dwyer
      Pages 317-319
    3. F. Kockerling, C. Schug-Pass
      Pages 321-325
    4. G. D. Arlt
      Pages 327-332
    5. R. J. Fitzgibbons Jr
      Pages 333-337
    6. R. Schwab, U. Klinge
      Pages 339-344
  11. Treatment of the Other Hernia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. J. Conze, A. Prescher, M. Schlächter, O. Schumacher
      Pages 359-364
    3. L. A. Israelsson
      Pages 365-370
  12. What Can We Do to Improve Our Results?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. S. Nixon, R. Rosch
      Pages 379-381

About this book


Recurrence is a significant public health problem. So, this fourth Suvretta meeting, held in February 2006 is intended to concentrate on this problem. Technical nuances of the various operations have been discussed to pursue consensus concerning the best techniques. Methods were explored to improve surgeons' education and look into the multifactorial etiologies to understand the biology of hernia recurrence better.


abdominal wall biology biomechanics cell epidemiological gene infection pain patients public health public health problem surgery surgical technique surgical techniques treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Volker Schumpelick
    • 1
  • Robert J. Fitzgibbons
    • 2
  1. 1.Chirurgische KlinikUniversitätsklinikum AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryCreighton UniversityOmahaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-37545-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68988-1
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