Changes in the Frequencies of Abdominal Wall Hernias and the Preferences for Their Repair: A Multicenter National Study From Turkey

Abstract

Abdominal wall hernias are a common problem in the general population. A Western estimate reveals that the lifetime risk of developing a hernia is about 2%. As a result, hernia repairs likely comprise the most frequent general surgery operations. More than 20 million hernias are estimated to be repaired every year around the world. Numerous repair techniques have been described to date however tension-free mesh repairs are widely used today because of their low hernia recurrence rates. Nevertheless, there are some ongoing debates regarding the ideal approach (open or laparoscopic), the ideal anesthesia (general, local, or regional), and the ideal mesh (standard polypropylene or newer meshes).

DOI: 10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00063.1

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@inproceedings{eker2014ChangesIT, title={Changes in the Frequencies of Abdominal Wall Hernias and the Preferences for Their Repair: A Multicenter National Study From Turkey}, author={Gaye Ebru Șeker and Hakan Kulaçoğlu and Derya G{\"{o}kmen {\"{O}ztuna and Koray Topg{\"{u}l and Cihangir Akyol and Atıl Çakmak and Faruk Karateke and Mehmet {\"{O}zdoğan and Eren P Ersoy and Ahmet G{\"{u}rer and Elbrus Zerbaliyev and Duray Şeker and Kaya Yorgancı and Ahmet Pergel and İbrahim Aydın and Cemal Ozben Ensari and Tuna Bilecik and Izzettin Kahraman and Erhan Reis and Murat Kalaycı and Aras Emre Canda and Alp Demirağ and Tuğrul Kesicioğlu and Zafer Malazgirt and Haldun G{\"{u}ndoğdu and Cem Terzi}, booktitle={International surgery}, year={2014} }