[Wound rupture—incisional hernia]

G Hohlbach, R Meffert
Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie 1997, 122 (3): 190-2
The development of incisional hernias after major laparotomies depends on several factors: preoperative risk factors, constitution of the patient, site of incision, and technique of abdominal closure. There is a strong correlation of postoperative incisional hernias and the number of risk factors in a range of 11 to 44%; transverse or oblique incisions are followed by hernias in a rate of 3.8% in contrast to midline incisions (13.6%).

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