Textbook of Hernia

  • William W. Hope
  • William S. Cobb
  • Gina L. Adrales

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Nadia A. Henriksen, Kristian K. Jensen, Lars N. Jorgensen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Kristian K. Jensen, Nadia A. Henriksen, Lars N. Jorgensen
    Pages 23-27
  4. Charles D. Procter Jr.
    Pages 29-33
  5. Shirin Towfigh, Yasmine Shafik
    Pages 35-39
  6. Arthur I. Gilbert, Jerrold Young, Rafael Azuaje
    Pages 41-42
  7. Ciara R. Huntington, Vedra A. Augenstein
    Pages 43-51
  8. Robert Bendavid, Andreas Koch, Vladimir V. Iakovlev
    Pages 53-67
  9. Ian T. MacQueen, David C. Chen, Parviz K. Amid
    Pages 69-77
  10. Jerrold Young, Rafael Azuaje, Arthur I. Gilbert
    Pages 79-89
  11. Jacob A. Greenberg
    Pages 91-97
  12. Mohammed Al Mahroos, Melina Vassiliou
    Pages 99-107
  13. Hanh Minh Tran, Mai Dieu Tran
    Pages 119-128
  14. Zachary F. Williams, W. Borden Hooks, William W. Hope
    Pages 129-135
  15. Munyaradzi Chimukangara, Matthew I. Goldblatt
    Pages 137-140
  16. Giampiero Campanelli, Marta Cavalli, Piero Giovanni Bruni, Andrea Morlacchi
    Pages 141-145
  17. Kevin B. Walker
    Pages 147-153

About this book


This textbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of the field of hernia surgery, and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in both inguinal and ventral/incisional hernia. This book provides an overview of the current understanding of the biologic basis of hernia formation as well as laying the foundation for the importance of hernia research and evaluating outcomes in hernia repair. Diagnosis and management strategies for inguinal and ventral hernia are discussed in detail with separate techniques sections for the most widely used procedures in this field as well as emerging technologies such a robotic and single incision surgery. Pertinent associated topics to inguinal hernia surgery such as chronic groin and athletic pubalgia are covered in detail. For incisional hernias, associated topics such as hernia prevention and enhanced recovery protocols are discussed. For both inguinal and ventral/incisional hernias mesh choices and available mesh technologies are discussed in detail as this remains an often confusing matter for the general surgery. When appropriate, chapters to highlight controversies in care are featured such as the use of synthetic mesh in contaminated surgery and laparoscopic closure of defects in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Current recommendations and outcomes data are highlighted when available for each technique.
  Textbook of Surgery will serve as a very useful resource for physicians and researchers dealing with, and interested in, abdominal wall hernias.  It will provide a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William W. Hope
    • 1
  • William S. Cobb
    • 2
  • Gina L. Adrales
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNew Hanover Regional Medical CenterWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.USC School of Medicine-GreenvilleGreenville Health SystemGreenvilleUSA
  3. 3.Johns Hopkins HospitalThe Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43045-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43043-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43045-4
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