A Study of clinical and surgical management of incisional hernia
Author(s): Dr. Faraz Zeeba
Abstract: Hernias are more likely after emergency surgery or surgery that requires a large incision. If the edges of the wound aren’t properly aligned after surgery, the incision may not heal well, increasing the likelihood of a hernia. The sewing technique used to close the incision can also play a part. The most serious complications of incisional hernias are bowel obstruction and strangulation. A strangulated hernia can cause tissue death in your intestine. This condition may be life-threatening if you don’t get treatment right away. It’s also possible for hernias to rupture, but this is extremely rare. Small hernias that go untreated tend to get larger over time. If a hernia gets too big, it can cause swelling and pain in your abdomen and eventually become irreducible. You’ll likely notice quickly if this happens because it tends to cause a lot of discomfort. If a hernia of any size causes significant pain or discomfort or has a negative effect on your quality of life, contact your healthcare provider right away. Complications can be potentially life-threatening, so it’s best to have any unusual symptoms looked at just in case.