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Incisional hernia recurrence after open elective repair: expertise in abdominal wall surgery matters

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dc.contributor.author Pereira Rodríguez, José Antonio
dc.contributor.author Bravo-Salva, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Montcusí Ventura, Blanca
dc.contributor.author Pérez-Farre, Silvia
dc.contributor.author Fresno de Prado, L.
dc.contributor.author López-Cano, Manuel
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-15T09:25:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-15T09:25:54Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Pereira JA, Bravo-Salva A, Montcusí B, Pérez-Farre S, Fresno de Prado L, López-Cano M. Incisional hernia recurrence after open elective repair: expertise in abdominal wall surgery matters. BMC Surg. 2019 Aug 7;19(1):103. DOI 10.1186/s12893-019-0569-6
dc.identifier.issn 1471-2482
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/42863
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Recurrence after incisional hernia repair is one of the major problems related with this operation. Our objective is to analyze the influence of abdominal wall surgery expertise in the results of the open elective repair of incisional hernia. METHODS: We have compiled the data of a cohort of patients who received surgery for an incisional hernia from July 2012 to December 2015 in a University Hospital. Data were collected prospectively and registered in the Spanish Register of Incisional Hernia (EVEREG). The short- and long-term complications between the groups of patients operated on by the Abdominal Wall Surgery (AWS) unit and groups operated on by surgeons outside of the specialized abdominal wall group (GS) were compared. RESULTS: During the study period, a total of 237 patients were operated on by the open approach (114 AWS; 123 GS). One hundred seventy-five patients completed a median follow-up of 36.6 months [standard deviation (SD) = 6]. Groups were comparable in terms of age, sex, body mass index (BMI), comorbidities, and complexity of hernia. Complications were similar in both groups. Patients in the AWS group presented fewer recurrences (12.0% vs. 28.9%; P = 0.005). The cumulative incidence of recurrence was higher in the GS group [log rank 13.370; P < 0.001; odds ratio (OR) = 37.8; 95% confidence interval (CI) = 30.3-45.4]. In the multivariate analysis, surgery performed by the AWS unit was related to fewer recurrences (OR = 0.19; 95%CI = 0.07-0.58; P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Incisional hernia surgery is associated with better results in terms of recurrence when it is performed in a specialized abdominal wall unit.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher BioMed Central
dc.rights Copyright © The Author(s). 2019. Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
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dc.title Incisional hernia recurrence after open elective repair: expertise in abdominal wall surgery matters
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12893-019-0569-6
dc.subject.keyword Abdominal wall unit
dc.subject.keyword Expertise
dc.subject.keyword Incisional hernia
dc.subject.keyword Open repair
dc.subject.keyword Recurrence
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dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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