Importance of recurrence rating, morphology, hernial gap size, and risk factors in ventral and incisional hernia classification

@article{Dietz2012ImportanceOR,
  title={Importance of recurrence rating, morphology, hernial gap size, and risk factors in ventral and incisional hernia classification},
  author={Ulrich Andr{\'e}as Dietz and Martin Sebastian Winkler and Renate H{\"a}rtel and Adam J. Fleischhacker and Armin Wiegering and Christoph Isbert and Ch. Jurowich and Peter Ulrich Heuschmann and C. T. Germer},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={19-30}
}
There is limited evidence on the natural course of ventral and incisional hernias and the results of hernia repair, what might partially be explained by the lack of an accepted classification system. The aim of the present study is to investigate the association of the criteria included in the Wuerzburg classification system of ventral and incisional hernias with postoperative complications and long-term recurrence. In a retrospective cohort study, the data on 330 consecutive patients who… CONTINUE READING
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