The Complications of Surgical Treatment of Incisional Hernia

  • Claudio Cicchese
  • Giancarlo Paglione
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Incisional hernia is a highly frequent clinical entity that affects between 1 and 16%, and according to some reports more than 20% of abdominal surgery patients because of additional decisive or favourable factors that may be of a general or local nature [1,2]. Even small incisions that entail the insertion of a trocar in laparoscopic surgery result in an incidence of 1–3% [3,4]. While most incisional hernias appear during the first 6 months post-operatively, adopting different forms with regard to wall areas and entities. The timing, exact manifestation and progression of the pathology are extremely variable. A common and important feature is that the abdominal wall is anatomically and morphologically damaged, with progressive local and general functional involvement. Moreover, this pathology also has psychological and aesthetic consequences for the patient.


Incisional Hernia Ventral Hernia Laparoscopic Repair Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Incisional Hernia Repair 
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  • Giancarlo Paglione

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