Incisional and parastomal hernias are frequent complications after abdominal surgery. Patients with relevant symptoms should be referred to the local surgical department for diagnosis and indication for surgery. Patients with giant and parastomal hernias are referred to one of the five Danish regional hernia centres. Patients with parastomal hernias often benefit from being referred to a stoma nurse. The most frequent complications after hernia repair are wound complications and recurrence. In case of severe wound infection, incarceration, or strangulation the patient must always be referred acutely, as argued in this review.
|Translated title of the contribution||Not Available|
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Laeger|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jan 2023|