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BACKGROUND Open abdomen (OA) therapy frequently results in a giant planned ventral hernia. Vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction (VAWCM) enables delayed primary fascial closure in most patients, even after prolonged OA treatment. Our aim was to study the incidence of hernia and abdominal wall discomfort 1 year after abdominal(More)
PURPOSE A classification for primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias is needed to allow comparison of publications and future studies on these hernias. It is important to know whether the populations described in different studies are comparable. METHODS Several members of the EHS board and some invitees gathered for 2 days to discuss the(More)
Groin hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries, performed globally in more than 20 million people per year [1, 2]. Historically, the first surgeries for groin hernias were performed by the end of the 16th century [3, 4]. Repairs that involved reduction and resection of the hernial sac and enforcement of the posterior wall of the inguinal canal by(More)
To report incisional hernia (IH) incidence, abdominal wall (AW) discomfort and quality of life (QoL) 5 years after open abdomen treatment with vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction (VAWCM). Five-year follow-up of patients included in a prospective study 2006–2009. The protocol included physical examination, patient interview,(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic postoperative pain is a major drawback of inguinal hernia repair. This study compared the frequency of chronic pain after laparoscopic (totally extraperitoneal patch, TEP) and open (Lichtenstein) repairs. METHODS A randomized multicentre study with 5 years' follow-up was conducted on men with a primary inguinal hernia. Chronic pain was(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment for recurrent inguinal hernia is of concern due to the high frequency of recurrence. METHODS This randomized multicenter study compared the short- and long-term results for recurrent inguinal hernia repair by either the laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal patch (TAPP) procedure or the Lichtenstein technique. (More)
Incisional hernia is a common problem after abdominal surgery. The complication and recurrence rates following the different repair techniques are a matter of great concern. Our aim was to study the results of incisional hernia repair in Sweden. A questionnaire was sent to all surgical departments in Sweden requesting data concerning incisional hernia(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To validate the Swedish Register for Gallstone Surgery and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (GallRiks) concerning completeness and correctness of entered data for cholecystectomies and evaluating the effect of repeated audits. It is crucial for any register to obtain a high accuracy in order to be a credible and reliable(More)
PURPOSE A clear definition of "complex (abdominal wall) hernia" is missing, though the term is often used. Practically all "complex hernia" literature is retrospective and lacks proper description of the population. There is need for clarification and classification to improve patient care and allow comparison of different surgical approaches. The aim of(More)