Incarcerated Hernia

  • Micaela Piccoli
  • Grazia M. Attinà
  • Domenico Marchi
  • Vincenzo Trapani
  • Gianluigi Melotti
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Laparoscopic repair of inguinal, ventral and incisional hernia has gained wider acceptance among surgeons than the open technique, due to the favorable results in terms of incidence of recurrences, complications and patient satisfaction. Most of the series published in the literature concern elective cases. In contrast, the role of laparoscopy in the treatment of incarcerated or strangulated hernias has not been yet established because of the small number of case series. After postoperative peritoneal adhesions, these diseases are the second most common cause of occlusion of the small intestine and therefore deserve separate consideration [1].


Hernia Repair Inguinal Hernia Incisional Hernia Inguinal Hernia Repair Laparoscopic Repair 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Micaela Piccoli
  • Grazia M. Attinà
    • 1
  • Domenico Marchi
  • Vincenzo Trapani
  • Gianluigi Melotti
  1. 1.Department of Surgery“S. Agostino-Estenserd New HospitalModenaItaly

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