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The World Journal of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Surgery

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07.07.2020 | Original Article

Does primary closure of direct inguinal hernia defect during laparoscopic mesh repair reduce the risk of early recurrence?

Primary closure of ventral hernia defects laparoscopically has been shown to reduce the risk of seroma formation and potentially adverse events in the form of hernia recurrence or tissue/mesh eventration [ 1 , 2 ]. The results for ventral hernias …

07.07.2020 | Original Article

Robotic iliopubic tract (r-IPT) repair: technique and preliminary outcomes of a minimally invasive tissue repair for inguinal hernia

The iliopubic tract repair for inguinal hernias was first described by Dr. Lloyd Nyhus in 1959, as an open posterior approach tissue repair [ 1 ]. The repair involves suturing the transversalis arch to the iliopubic tract. Nyhus performed this …

07.07.2020 | Original Article

A multistage process leading to the development of a structured consent form and patient information leaflet for complex abdominal wall reconstruction (CAWR)

Informed consent is vital in surgery [ 1 , 2 ]. Informed consent means ‘permission granted in the knowledge of possible consequences’ [ 1 , 2 ]. Without informed consent, surgical intervention would be deemed an assault. Consent is a process that …

30.06.2020 | Original Article

Hybrid robotic transversus abdominis release versus open: propensity-matched analysis of 30-day outcomes

The Transversus Abdominis Release (TAR), as described by Novitsky et al., is an increasingly utilized technique for complex abdominal wall reconstruction of large ventral hernias [ 1 , 2 ]. TAR has been shown to be successful for closure of large …

26.06.2020 | Original Article

Return to outdoor walking, car driving, and sexual activity following elective inguinal hernia repair: surgeons’ perspective versus patients’ reality

Groin hernia surgery has made enormous progress since Bassini reported his technique with a very high cure rate in 1890 [ 1 ]. His advice for the postoperative period was 6-week bed rest to avoid recurrence [ 2 ]. In the 1960s, Irving Lichtenstein …

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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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