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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 282-285

Giant pedunculated incisional hernia

1 Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
2 Caroline Medical Centre Apo, Abuja, Nigeria

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Dr. Amina I Abuabakar
Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja
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DOI: 10.4103/aam.aam_56_19

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Ventral hernia is a common complication of abdominal surgeries, with the incidence of up to 20% in some series. Giant ventral hernia is that with a neck more than 10 cm wide. The loss of abdominal domain due to the shift of viscera into the hernia sac could lead to the complication after surgery. A 54-year-old female presented with a giant pedunculated ventral hernia. She had low tension mesh repair through a transverse suprapubic incision. The surgical repair of giant hernia with mesh has led to reduced complications. The sublay mesh repair method has further reduced the rate of underlay mesh recurrence.

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