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n South African Journal of Surgery - A tension-free technique for the repair of large incisional hernias during abdominal surgery : results and long-term outcome : general surgery

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Abstract

Incisional hernias have traditionally been treated by primary closure of the fascial defect. However, especially with large incisional hernias, this procedure exposes the suture to excessive tension and can result in two severe complications: acute respiratory insufficiency and early incisional hernia recurrence. The majority of surgeons have therefore given up performing primary repair.

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2008-12-01
2016-12-09
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