Operations for Large Ventral Hernia

  • Jameson L. Chassin


Infection of the postoperative abdominal wound not uncommonly leads to an incisional hernia at a later date, especially if the infection was not detected and drained widely early in the course of its development. Blomstedt and Welin-Berger studied 279 patients for 8–24 months after cholecystectomy. In the absence of a wound infection, 6% developed an incisional hernia. Of the patients suffering postoperative wound infections, 31% had incisional hernias.


Abdominal Wall Incisional Hernia Ventral Hernia Suture Material Ventral Hernia Repair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York Hospital Medical Center of QueensFlushingUSA

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