A Clinical study on Ventral Hernias

Vinodh, D (2015) A Clinical study on Ventral Hernias. Masters thesis, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai.


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Ventral hernias are frequently encountered by general surgeons in both elective and emergency setting. They pose a common problem to the general population as their incidence has considerably increased. They include common incisional hernia to uncommon spigelian hernia with their presentation ranging from swelling, pain to features of obstruction, strangulation. The general surgeon must be aware of these invariable presentations, their management procedures which include anatomical repair or mesh repair in both elective and emergency setting and decide accordingly. In this prospective and observational study, we hereby discuss various types of ventral hernias, incidence in both elective and emergency setting, their etiological factors, demographic profile, age and sex distribution, clinical presentations, operative management and complications in immediate and late post-operative management for a period of 6 months from April 2014 to September 2014 at Government Royapettah Hospital and Kilpauk Medical College Hospital. Each patient admitted in emergency as well as in outpatient department with ventral hernia were studied in detail preoperatively, during surgery, post-operative as well as after discharge. At the end of the study, we conclude that the general surgeon should evaluate each of the ventral hernia case with good preoperative evaluation and preparation, with sound knowledge of the anatomy with meticulous attention to surgical details for repair of the defect and for prevention of post-operative complications or recurrence in future.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ventral hernia ; Incisional hernia ; Epigastric hernia ; Umbilical hernia ; Anatomical repair ; Mesh repair.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Surgery
Depositing User: Kambaraman B
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 13:39
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 03:05
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/9626

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