Obesity increases the odds of acquiring and incarcerating noninguinal abdominal wall hernias.

@article{Lau2012ObesityIT,
  title={Obesity increases the odds of acquiring and incarcerating noninguinal abdominal wall hernias.},
  author={Briana J. Lau and Hanjoo Kim and Philip I. Haigh and Talar Tejirian},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 10},
  pages={1118-21}
}
The current data available describing the relationship of obesity and abdominal wall hernias is sparse. The objective of this study was to investigate the current prevalence of noninguinal abdominal wall hernias and their correlation with body mass index (BMI) and other demographic risk factors. Patients with umbilical, incisional, ventral, epigastric, or Spigelian hernias with or without incarceration were identified using the regional database for 14 hospitals over a 3-year period. Patients… CONTINUE READING