Main Article Content
Material and Methods: This prospective cohort study was carried out at Isra University Hospital over a period of 7 years between June 2000 and May 2007. All adult patients presenting with a primary or recurrent incisional hernia were included in this study. Post operative complications and recurrence rates were noted.
Results: Seventy patients underwent incisional hernia repair with onlay mesh re-enforcement preceded by primary repair. Gynaecological / Obstetrical procedures accounted for 77% of all operation resulting in incisional hernia with lower midline incision (64%) being the most common incision. Ten percent of the patients developed seroma formation, 8.5% had skin necrosis of wound margins, 5% had superficial wound infection and 4.2% had haematoma formation. Only one patient developed recurrence during the follow up of one year.
Conclusion: Incisional hernia is more common in lower midline especially after gynaecological / obstetrical and emergency surgery. Primary repair with onlay mesh re-enforcement is safe and easy procedure with acceptable morbidity.
Work published in JPMI is licensed under a
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.