Classification of primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias

Summary A classification for primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias is needed to allow comparison of publications and future studies on these hernias. It is important to know whether the populations described in different studies are comparable. Reference: Muysoms, F.E., Miserez, M., Berrevoet, F. et al. Classification of primary and incisional abdominal wall hernias. Hernia 13, 407–414 (2009). […]

European Hernia Society classification of parastomal hernias

Summary A classification of parastomal hernias (PH) is needed to compare different populations described in various trials and cohort studies, complete the previous inguinal and ventral hernia classifications of the European Hernia Society (EHS) and will be integrated into the EuraHS database (European Registry of Abdominal Wall Hernias). Reference: Śmietański, M., Szczepkowski, M., Alexandre, J.A. et […]

International classification of abdominal wall planes (ICAP) to describe mesh insertion for ventral hernia repair

Summary Nomenclature for mesh insertion during ventral hernia repair is inconsistent and confusing. Several terms, including ‘inlay’, ‘sublay’ and ‘underlay’, can refer to the same anatomical planes in the indexed literature. This frustrates comparisons of surgical practice and may invalidate meta-analyses comparing surgical outcomes. The aim of this study was to establish an international classification […]