Iatrogenic Abdominal Hernias

Part of the Radiology of Iatrogenic Disorders book series (IATROGENIC)


Abdominal hernias occur in 1.5% of the population, usually as a congenital or acquired primary condition, and account for over half a million operations per year in the United States (1). The increased frequency of surgical intervention has resulted in a significant incidence of iatrogenic hernias. These may be divided into three major categories: (a) incisional hernias (b) recurrences after previous hernial repair, and (c) internal herniation through surgically created mesenteric or peritoneal defects. An abdominal hernia may also occur as a complication of certain diagnostic or therapeutic procedures such as laparoscopy (2) and ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement (3, 4).


Inguinal Hernia Incisional Hernia Ventral Hernia Internal Hernia Femoral Hernia 
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