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Incisional Hernia

  • Volker Schumpelick
  • Andrew N. Kingsnorth
  • Update on repair of incisional hernia by experts of international standing

  • Current diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

  • Guidelines for the appropriate use of each procedure

  • Modern laparoscopic methods use meshes for stabilizing the abdominal wall (more than 1 million are implanted worldwide)

  • Discusses pitfalls and benefits of mesh techniques

  • Complete and critical evaluation of currently used meshes

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Anatomy of the Abdominal Wall

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. E. Skandalakis, G. L. Colborn, P. N. Skandalakis, L. J. Skandalakis
      Pages 3-31
    3. B. Devlin
      Pages 32-44
    4. A. Prescher
      Pages 45-60
  3. Wound Healing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. R. C. Read
      Pages 63-74
    3. A. N. Kingsnorth
      Pages 75-80
  4. Abdominal Wall Defects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. D. Bennett
      Pages 83-92
    3. C. Peiper
      Pages 93-100
    4. M. A. Carlson
      Pages 101-109
    5. W. Hartel, H. P. Becker
      Pages 110-116
    6. S. N. Truong, M. Müller
      Pages 117-135
  5. Principles of Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. H. P. Bruch, U. J. Roblick, H. Schimmelpenning
      Pages 149-159
    3. U. Klinge, B. Klosterhalfen
      Pages 178-197

About these proceedings


All general surgeons, and especially hernia surgeons, will benefit from this book. It contains a complete update on the research and pathogenesis of the incisional hernia. The volume describes all important diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and evaluates the appropriate use of each procedure for each particular case. Pitfalls and unresolved issues are discussed in depth, and experts of international standing weigh in on each topic.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Volker Schumpelick
    • 1
  • Andrew N. Kingsnorth
    • 2
  1. 1.Chirurgische Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik der RWTH AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.Plymouth Postgraduate Medical SchoolSurgical University ClinicDevonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Incisional Hernia
  • Editors Volker Schumpelick
    Andrew N Kingsnorth
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-65619-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64267-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-60123-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXV, 511
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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