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The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery

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16.08.2018 | Letter to the Editor

IPOM: history of an acronym

IPOM has become a common term used by hernia surgeons. It refers to the treatment of a ventral hernia using an intraperitoneal placed mesh and most consider it an acronym for Intra-Peritoneal Onlay Mesh. Since intraperitoneal placement of mesh has …

10.08.2018 | Original Article

Prophylactic mesh used in ileal conduit formation following radical cystectomy: a retrospective cohort

Parastomal hernias are some of the most challenging hernias to repair for the general surgeon. Multiple methods of repair have been described including laparoscopic, robotic, and open; each with many mesh positions and configurations. Despite …

09.08.2018 | Original Article

The impact of hospital volume on clinical and economic outcomes in ventral hernia repair: an analysis with national policy implications

Ventral or incisional hernia is a common complication of abdominal surgery [ 1 ]. An estimated 360,000 incisional hernia repairs are performed annually in the USA, at a cost of over $3.2 billion per year and rising [ 2 ]. Beyond the initial repair …

04.08.2018 | Original Article

Inguinal endometriosis, a rare entity of which surgeons should be aware: clinical aspects and long-term follow-up of nine cases

Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial gland cells and stroma outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis is a common benign inflammatory disease with a reported prevalence of 1.2–1.5%, with a peak prevalence between the age of 35 …

01.08.2018 | Original Article

Dealing with the round ligament of uterus in laparoscopic groin hernia repair: a nationwide survey among experienced surgeons

More than 20 million inguinal hernia repairs are carried out worldwide annually [ 1 ] and approximately 8–16%, i.e. 2–3 million, are performed in women [ 2 ]. The laparoscopic approach in groin hernia repair has become more popular since its …

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Hernia was founded in 1997 with the purpose of promoting clinical studies and basic research as they apply to groin hernias, internal hernias, the abdominal wall (anterior and postero-lateral aspects), the diaphragm and the perineum. "Hernia" is the official organ of the European Hernia Society (GREPA), established in 1979, of the American Hernia Society (AHS) established in 1997 and of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) established in 2004. These associations have common objectives: the advancement of abdominal wall and hernia surgery in all aspects, the study of anatomical, physiological, pathological and therapeutic issues concerning the abdominal wall and hernias, the creation of associated groups which will promote research and teaching in this field, the development of interdisciplinary relations. "Hernia" is a journal written by surgeons who have made abdominal wall surgery their special field of interest.

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