An Incisional Hernia is a type of a hernia which occurs at the site of a previous abdominal surgery.
What are the risk factors for diagnosing an Incisional Hernia?
An inherent weakness in abdominal muscles and fascia.
- 1. An Incisional Hernia usually occurs, when an incision from previous surgery breaks down which can be caused by infection at the surgical site
- 2. Significant weight gain after surgery
- 3. Excessive coughing in the immediate postoperative period.
- 4. Straining because of constipation or difficulty in passing urine.
- 5. Lifting heavy weights in the postoperative period.
What do you notice?
- 1. A bulge or protrusion near the area of the surgical incision.
- 2. Treatment – Surgery.
- 3. Traditional open repair of Incisional Hernia can be quite difficult and complicated.
- 4. The weakened tissue of the abdominal wall is re incised and repair is reinforced with a prosthetic mesh.
- 5. Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia repair is the new method of surgery for this condition.
The advantages of laparoscopic incisional hernia are:
- 1. The weakened tissue of an original hernia is never re-incised to perform the surgery.
- 2. Less wound complication
- 3. Less pain and speedy recovery.
- 4. Stronger repair.