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Operations for Large Ventral Hernia

  • Jameson L. Chassin

Abstract

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, 315 had incisional hernias.

Keywords

Abdominal Wall Incisional Hernia Ventral Hernia Suture Material Wound Dehiscence 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.New York University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Booth Memorial Medical CenterFlushingUSA
  3. 3.University Hospital, New York University Medical CenterUSA
  4. 4.New York Veterans Administration HospitalUSA
  5. 5.Bellevue HospitalUSA

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