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Kirurgisk behandling af ventralhernier

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  1. Open ventral hernia repair with a composite ventral patch - final results of a multicenter prospective study

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  2. Large Incisional Hernias Increase in Size

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This review updates the literature on surgical treatment algorithm for umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernias by proposing an algorithm. It is recommended, that small hernias (horizontal defect 0-2 cm) are repaired openly with sublay or onlay mesh with 1 cm mesh overlap. Medium-sized hernias (horizontal defect 2-6 cm) may be repaired laparoscopically with intraperitoneal mesh with at least 5 cm overlap or openly with sublay mesh. Open repair with sublay mesh is recommended for large hernias (6-10 cm). Complex hernias and transverse defects > 10 cm should be repaired in a specialised hernia centre.

Translated title of the contributionSurgical treatment algorithm for ventral hernias
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume180
Issue number37
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2018

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