What is the pathophysiology of an abdominal incisional hernia?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Answer

An incisional hernia is an iatrogenic condition that occurs in 2-10% of all abdominal operations secondary to breakdown of the fascial closure of a surgical procedure. Even after repair, recurrence rates approach 20-45%.


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