Incisional Hernia Repair: What the Radiologist Needs to Know.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Dec;209(6):1239-1246. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.18137. Epub 2017 Oct 12. Parikh KR1, Al-Hawary M1, Millet JD1, Burney R2, Finks J2, Maturen K1.
OBJECTIVE: Incisional hernias are becoming more prevalent with increases in the obesity of the population and the complexity of abdominal surgeries. Radiologists' understanding of these hernias is limited. This article examines abdominal wall anatomy, surgical techniques, the role of imaging (current and emerging), and complications from the surgical perspective, to enhance to the role of the radiologist.
CONCLUSION: Knowledge of the relevant anatomy, surgical techniques, and postoperative complications in patients with incisional hernial repair can help the radiologist improve care.