Retromuscular Prosthetic Repair of Incisional Hernia

  • Landino Fei
  • Vincenzo Trapani
  • Francesco Moccia
  • Aldo Nunziale
  • Feliciano Crovella
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Incisional hernia (IH) is an abdominal hernia that occurs after previous surgery [1]. It is one of the most frequent surgical problems, as the incidence following laparotomy is 10–20% [2, 3, 4, 5]. Surgical treatment of incisional hernia involves either direct suture in patients with primary defects >3 cm in diameter, or a rather complex operation in patients with large defects that involve loss of wall substance and impairment of ventilation and cardiac circulation.


Incisional Hernia Fibrin Glue Polypropylene Mesh Mesh Repair Incisional Hernia Repair 
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  • Landino Fei
  • Vincenzo Trapani
  • Francesco Moccia
  • Aldo Nunziale
  • Feliciano Crovella

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