Incisional Hernia Classification Predicts Wound Complications Two Years after Repair.

@article{Baucom2015IncisionalHC,
  title={Incisional Hernia Classification Predicts Wound Complications Two Years after Repair.},
  author={Rebeccah B. Baucom and Jenny M Ousley and Omobolanle O Oyefule and Melissa K Stewart and Michael D. Holzman and Kenneth W. Sharp and Benjamin K. Poulose},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2015},
  volume={81 7},
  pages={679-86}
}
Classification of ventral hernias (VHs) into categories that impact surgical outcome is not well defined. The European Hernia Society (EHS) classification divides ventral incisional hernias by midline or lateral location. This study aimed to determine whether EHS classification is associated with wound complications after VH repair, indicated by surgical site occurrences (SSOs). A retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent VH repair at a tertiary referral center between July 1, 2005… CONTINUE READING

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