Does the extraction-site location in laparoscopic colorectal surgery have an impact on incisional hernia rates?

@article{Singh2008DoesTE,
  title={Does the extraction-site location in laparoscopic colorectal surgery have an impact on incisional hernia rates?},
  author={Ravinder Pal Singh and Alex Omiccioli and Susan Hegge and Craig McKinley},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={2596-2600}
}
Incisional hernias are a common postoperative complication with abdominal surgery. The major risk factors for their development include wound infection, obesity, and age. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of extraction-site location and technique on incisional hernia rates in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. A prospective study of 208 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic colorectal surgery between March 2002 and July 2006 was performed. The study included only patients who had… CONTINUE READING
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