Abdominal wall hernias-A local manifestation of systemically impaired quality of the extracellular matrix.

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BACKGROUND Throughout life, inguinal hernia develops in approximately every fourth man, some of whom develop multiple hernias. If patients at risk of developing multiple hernias could be identified by a serologic biomarker, treatment might be able to be tailored and improved. Evidence suggests that abdominal wall hernia formation is associated with altered… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2016.02.011

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