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2022 Nov 04


What are the influencing factors on the outcome in lateral incisional hernia repair? A registry-based multivariable analysis.


Schaaf S, Willms A, Adolf D, Schwab R, Riediger H, Köckerling F
Hernia. 2022 Nov 04.
PMID: 36333478.


Incisional hernias following lateral abdominal wall incisions with an incidence of 1-4% are less common than following medial incisions at 14-19%. The proportion of lateral incisional hernias in the total collective of all incisional hernias is around 17%. Compared to midline defects, lateral incisional hernias are more difficult to repair because of the more complex anatomy and localization. A recent systematic review identified only 11 publications with a total of 345 patients reporting on lateral incisional hernia repair. Therefore, further studies are urgently needed.