Incisional Hernia Repair with Intra-Peritoneal ePTFE Mesh: Technical Notes and Long-Term Results

  • Antonio Iuppa
  • Luigi Tenaglia
  • Giuseppe Iuppa
  • Gaetano Catania
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


An incisional hernia can be defined as an iatrogenic post-operative hernia prevalently located in the anterior abdominal wall and level with the least resistant area identified in the linea.alba. A preliminary and mandatory distinction should be made between primitive incisional hernias, which, according to the literature have an incidence between 0.5 and 12% [1, 2, 3, 4], and recurrent incisonal hernias, the incidence of which varies depending on whether the initial operation was performed with direct suturing or by alloplasty. The incidence related to secondary incisional hernias after direct plasty is 24–50% [5, 6, 7, 8, 9], whilst in the aftermath of prosthetic-implant repair the percentage considerably decreases, fluctuating between 0 and 30% [10, 11, 12].


Abdominal Wall Incisional Hernia Ventral Hernia Polypropylene Mesh Incisional Hernia Repair 
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  • Antonio Iuppa
  • Luigi Tenaglia
  • Giuseppe Iuppa
  • Gaetano Catania

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