Postincisional Hernia

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What is a postincisional hernia?

It is a defect in the abdominal wall with or without increased volume in the area of a scar after a surgical intervention. It is caused by a bad reconstruction of the abdominal wall after surgery in that same area.

What should I do if I have a postincisional hernia?

  • Limit activities that cause pain, discomfort or include great effort.

Postincisional hernia is a problem that requires open or laparoscopic surgery.

What symptoms usually occur?

Some symptoms include:

  • Inflammation
  • Pain in the affected area
  • Cough

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