Profilaxis de la hernia incisional y utilización de mallas. Revisión narrativa

Translated title of the contribution: Incisional hernia prevention and use of mesh. A narrative review

Pilar Hernández-Granados*, Manuel López-Cano, Salvador Morales-Conde, Filip Muysoms, Josep García-Alamino, José Antonio Pereira-Rodríguez

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Incisional hernias are a very common problem, with an estimated incidence around 15-20% of all laparotomies. Evisceration is another important problem, with a lower rate (2.5-3%) but severe consequences for patients. Prevention of both complications is an essential objective of correct patient treatment due to the improved quality of life and cost savings. This narrative review intends to provide an update on incisional hernia and evisceration prevention. We analyze the current criteria for proper abdominal wall closure and the possibility to add prosthetic reinforcement in certain cases requiring it. Parastomal, trocar-site hernias and hernias developed after stoma closure are included in this review.

Translated title of the contributionIncisional hernia prevention and use of mesh. A narrative review
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)76-87
Number of pages12
JournalCirugia Espanola
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018


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