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02.08.2021 | Original Article

A simplified method to evaluate the loss of domain

Incisional hernia (IH) is one of the most frequent late complications after laparotomy, with a 10–20% occurrence rate [ 1 ]. Since IH may lead to discomfort, pain, risk of strangulation and occlusion [ 2 – 4 ], surgical repair is mandatory [ 5 – 7 …

Abdul Rahman Al Sadairi, Jules Durtette-Guzylack, Arnaud Renard, Carole Durot, Aurore Thierry, Reza Kianmanesh, Guillaume Passot, Yohann Renard

02.08.2021 | Original Article

The Abdominal Hernia-Q: a critical analysis of the components that impact quality-of-life

Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) quantify patient perceptions of health-related QoL [ 1 ]. To date, nonspecific PRO tools, such as the SF-12 and SF-36 Health surveys, have been the primary measures used to assess patient satisfaction after …

G. Onyekaba, J. T. Mauch, V. Patel, R. B. Broach, S. Thrippleton, J. P. Fischer

02.08.2021 | Original Article Open Access

Patient-reported outcomes after incisional hernia repair

Patients who develop incisional hernias have a reduced overall quality of life (QoL) because of the impact of incisional hernias on physical functioning and role functioning [ 1 , 2 ]. Finally, 73–80% of patients require surgical repair [ 2 , 3 ].

N. van Veenendaal, M. M. Poelman, B. van den Heuvel, B. J. Dwars, W. H. Schreurs, J. H. M. B. Stoot, H. J. Bonjer

28.07.2021 | Original Article

Comparative effectiveness of surgeon-performed transversus abdominis plane blocks and epidural catheters following open hernia repair with transversus abdominis release

Enhanced recovery protocols have become a point of emphasis in postoperative care following ventral hernia repair (VHR) [ 1 – 3 ]. They have been demonstrated to be safe and effective in reducing length of stay and narcotic use [ 2 ]. There are …

D. J. Morrell, J. A. Doble, B. S. Hendriksen, C. M. Horne, C. S. Hollenbeak, E. M. Pauli

27.07.2021 | Correction

Correction to: Surgical and non-surgical treatment of inguinal hernia during non-elective admissions in the Nationwide Readmissions Database

After online publication, the Authors found that the following data were incorrect.

H. Drolshagen, A. Bhavaraju, K. J. Kalkwarf, S. A. Karim, R. Reif, K. W. Sexton, H. K. Jensen

23.07.2021 | Original Article

Comparison of two fascial defect closure methods for laparoscopic incisional hernia repair

Midline incisional hernias are a common complication of abdominal surgery, where 9–20% of laparotomies and less than 2% of trocar sites may result in a hernia [ 1 , 2 ]. Although some hernias can be watched, many patients request repair due to …

M. Melland-Smith, U. Khan, L. Smith, J. Tan

21.07.2021 | Original Article

Outcomes of redo-transversus abdominis release for abdominal wall reconstruction

The clinical and economic consequences of ventral hernia recurrence are substantial, and therefore, durable repair of ventral hernias and hernia prevention is increasingly prioritized [ 1 – 5 ]. Transversus abdominis release (TAR) has recently been …

K. C. Montelione, S. J. Zolin, A. Fafaj, J. D. Thomas, C. M. Horne, K. Baier, B. C. Perlmutter, S. Rosenblatt, D. M. Krpata, A. S. Prabhu, C. C. Petro, M. J. Rosen

19.07.2021 | Original Article Open Access

Slowly resorbable biosynthetic mesh: 2-year results in VHWG grade 3 hernia repair

Incisional hernias occur in up to 20% of patients after midline laparotomy [ 1 ]. In case of complaints, such as pain and reduced quality of life (QoL), operative repair is indicated [ 2 ]. This repair traditionally took place with permanent …

M. M. J. Van Rooijen, T. Tollens, L. N. Jørgensen, T. S. de Vries Reilingh, G. Piessen, F. Köckerling, M. Miserez, A. C. J. Windsor, F. Berrevoet, R. H. Fortelny, B. Dousset, G. Woeste, H. L. van Westreenen, F. Gossetti, J. F. Lange, G. W. M. Tetteroo, A. Koch, J. Jeekel

17.07.2021 | Case Report

Robotic abdominoplasty for abdominal wall lateral bulging repair in an adult prune belly syndrome patient: a novel approach

R. I. Lopes, R. Z. Abdalla, F. T. Dénes

08.07.2021 | Comment

Hemipelvectomy hernia: case series and literature review—letter to the editor

A. Gómez-Portilla, E. López de Heredia, E. Diago, E. Merino, A. Gareta

07.07.2021 | Comment

Shouldice Hospital comments on “Shouldice standard 2020: review of current literature and results of an international consensus meeting”

P. Szasz, F. Spencer Netto, Shouldice Hospital

03.07.2021 | Original Article

Surgical and non-surgical treatment of inguinal hernia during non-elective admissions in the Nationwide Readmissions Database

Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures, yet the optimal management strategy remains undefined [ 1 ]. Treatment of symptomatic inguinal hernias includes surgical and non-surgical approaches, with non-surgical repair …

H. Drolshagen, A. Bhavaraju, K. J. Kalkwarf, S. A. Karim, R. Reif, K. W. Sexton, H. K. Jensen

03.07.2021 | Review Open Access

A systematic review on diagnostics and surgical treatment of adult right-sided Bochdalek hernias and presentation of the current management pathway

Diaphragmatic hernias may occur congenitally or secondarily due to trauma allowing thoracic herniation of abdominal contents. Normally, diaphragmatic formation separates the thoracic cavity from the peritoneal one around week 8 of gestation [ 1 ].

J. P. Ramspott, T. Jäger, M. Lechner, P. Schredl, A. Gabersek, F. Mayer, K. Emmanuel, S. Regenbogen

02.07.2021 | Review

Characteristics of laparoscopic and open hernia repair simulation models: a systematic review

Hernia repair has long been regarded as an “index” procedure in the early stages of surgical training, and competence in open and laparoscopic hernia repair is viewed by many surgical trainees as a milestone in their careers. While many other …

T. Pelly, J. Vance-Daniel, C. Linder

02.07.2021 | Original Article Open Access

Early outcomes of component separation techniques: an analysis of the Spanish registry of incisional Hernia (EVEREG)

The component separation technique (CST) has become popular in recent years for incisional hernia (IH) repair [ 1 , 2 ]. Currently, the following two main CSTs are being used: anterior components separation (ACS) [ 3 ] and posterior components …

J. A. Pereira-Rodriguez, A. Bravo-Salva, B. Montcusí-Ventura, P. Hernández-Granados, V. Rodrigues-Gonçalves, M. López-Cano, the EVEREG Registry Members

30.06.2021 | Comment

Open, laparoscopic, and hernia repair: more options, more questions—author’s reply

Timothy J. Holleran, Fredrick J. Brody

28.06.2021 | Original Article

Seven years of preoperative BTA abdominal wall preparation and the Macquarie system for surgical management of complex ventral hernia

Complex ventral hernia (CVH) repair remains a challenging surgical problem. The ideal repair should not only close and reinforce the hernia defect with mesh but aim to restore the normal functional anatomical arrangement of the abdominal wall [ 1 …2

A. Jacombs, K. Elstner, O. Rodriguez-Acevedo, J. W. Read, K. Ho-Shon, M. Wehrhahn, K. Salazar, N. Ibrahim

26.06.2021 | Comment

Comment to: “Use of a bioabsorbable mesh in midline laparotomy closure to prevent incisional hernia: randomized controlled trial.”

J. Li

17.06.2021 | Original Article

Comparison of postoperative infection after emergency inguinal hernia surgery with enterectomy between mesh repair and non-mesh repair: a national database analysis

Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common surgeries. As the first tension-free repair, the Lichtenstein technique was published in 1989 [ 1 ]. Currently, tension-free repair using synthetic non-absorbable mesh is the most common open repair.

T. Sakamoto, M. Fujiogi, M. Ishimaru, H. Matsui, K. Fushimi, H. Yasunaga

17.06.2021 | Original Article

Losartan modifies mesh integration after abdominal wall repair: an experimental study

Ventral hernia repair is one of the most common procedures in general surgery, with over 300.000 procedures every year in the US [ 1 , 2 ]. Although mesh repair is always recommended to reduce recurrence [ 3 , 4 ], failure rates are still high with …

M. E. Peña, C. A. Angeramo, F. Schlottmann, E. E. Sadava