Sutured Repair of Primary Small Umbilical and Epigastric Hernias: Concomitant Rectus Diastasis Is a Significant Risk Factor for Recurrence

@article{Khler2014SuturedRO,
  title={Sutured Repair of Primary Small Umbilical and Epigastric Hernias: Concomitant Rectus Diastasis Is a Significant Risk Factor for Recurrence},
  author={Gernot K{\"o}hler and Ruzica-Rosalia Luketina and Klaus Emmanuel},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={121-126}
}
Umbilical and epigastric hernias are common in the adult population and prompt repair is advised. We aimed to evaluate the impact of concomitant rectus diastasis on the outcome of patients who underwent primary sutured fascia closure of a hernia without mesh. We performed a retrospective analysis of 231 consecutive adult patients who had undergone elective suture-based repair of small (<2 cm) and primary umbilical or epigastric hernias with respect to complications, recurrence, and chronic pain… CONTINUE READING
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