New Special Issue from JAWS: Inguinal Hernia Emergency
Pilar Hernández Granados, Executive Editor of the Journal of Abdominal Wall Surgery is pleased to present a new Special Issue in the journal on Inguinal Hernia Emergency.
Emergency inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common emergency procedures a general surgeon performs in all settings all over the world. Five to ten percent of all inguinal hernia repairs are urgent surgeries. The results of emergency inguinal hernia repair are not as good and in the elective setting and high morbidity and mortality have been reported, moreover if intestinal resection is needed. Incarcerated inguinal hernias have been managed with taxis (reduction) in some cases but there are no clear recommendations about how and when to do it or even if this maneuver is safe. The better surgical approach for emergency hernia repair remains to be elucidated. Open anterior or posterior approach? Laparoscopic approach? Use of mesh or not? This Special Issue aims to review and update these topics.