Classification of primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias

F. E. Muysoms, M. Miserez, F. Berrevoet, G. Campanelli, G. G. Champault, E. Chelala, U. A. Dietz, H. H. Eker, I. El Nakadi, P. Hauters, M. Hidalgo Pascual, A. Hoeferlin, U. Klinge, Agneta Montgomery, R. K. J. Simmermacher, M. P. Simons, M. Smietanski, C. Sommeling, T. Tollens, T. VierendeelsA. Kingsnorth

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A classification for primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias is needed to allow comparison of publications and future studies on these hernias. It is important to know whether the populations described in different studies are comparable. Several members of the EHS board and some invitees gathered for 2 days to discuss the development of an EHS classification for primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias. To distinguish primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias, a separate classification based on localisation and size as the major risk factors was proposed. Further data are needed to define the optimal size variable for classification of incisional hernias in order to distinguish subgroups with differences in outcome. A classification for primary abdominal wall hernias and a division into subgroups for incisional abdominal wall hernias, concerning the localisation of the hernia, was formulated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHernia
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventEHS Meeting 2008 - Ghent, Belgium
Duration: 2008 Oct 22008 Oct 4

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1248-9204
ISSN (Electronic)1265-4906


ConferenceEHS Meeting 2008

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Surgery


  • hernia
  • Ventral
  • Incisional hernia
  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Classification
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Epigastric hernia


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