The treatment of complicated groin and incisional hernias

  title={The treatment of complicated groin and incisional hernias},
  author={Ren{\'e} E. Stoppa},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
One hundred years ago, Edoardo Bassini said: “L'ernia é una malattia meccanica.” Before that, Ambroise Paré (1598) and Joseph-Pierre Desault (1798) asserted the mechanical nature of strangulation. Beside strangulation, the most serious of all complications even today, I have studied huge hernias, which are natural complications, and recurrent hernias, which are the complications of suboptimal repairs. In this article, I consider the general features and diagnostic and technical consequences of… CONTINUE READING
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