Incidence and risk factors of incisional hernia formation following abdominal organ transplantation

@article{Smith2014IncidenceAR,
  title={Incidence and risk factors of incisional hernia formation following abdominal organ transplantation},
  author={Carter T. Smith and Micah G. Katz and David Foley and Bridget Welch and Glen Leverson and Luke M. Funk and Jacob A Greenberg},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={398-404}
}
Hernia formation is common following abdominal operations, and transplant patients are at increased risk due to postoperative immunosuppression. The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence of incisional hernia formation following primary abdominal solid organ transplantation and identify clinical risk factors for hernia formation. We performed a single-institution retrospective review of a prospectively collected database to evaluate all patients who underwent primary liver, kidney… CONTINUE READING
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