WSES guidelines for emergency repair of complicated abdominal wall hernias

Massimo Sartelli, Federico Coccolini, Gabrielle H. van Ramshorst, Giampiero Campanelli, Vincenzo Mandalà, Luca Ansaloni, Ernest E. Moore, Andrew Peitzman, George Velmahos, Fredrick A. Moore, Ari Leppaniemi, Clay C. Burlew, Walter Biffl, Kaoru Koike, Yoram Kluger, Gustavo P. Fraga, Carlos A. Ordonez, Salomone Di Saverio, Ferdinando Agresta, Boris SakakushevIgor Gerych, Imtiaz Wani, Michael D. Kelly, Carlos A. Gomes, Mario P. Faro, Korhan Taviloglu, Zaza Demetrashvili, Jae G. Lee, Nereo Vettoretto, Gianluca Guercioni, Cristian Tranà, Yunfeng Cui, Kenneth Y.Y. Kok, Wagih M. Ghnnam, Ashraf El Sayed Abbas, Norio Sato, Sanjay Marwah, Muthukumaran Rangarajan, Offir Ben-Ishay, Abdul Rashid K. Adesunkanmi, Helmut A. Segovia Lohse, Jakub Kenig, Stefano Mandalà, Andrea Patrizi, Rodolfo Scibé, Fausto Catena

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Emergency repair of complicated abdominal hernias is associated with poor prognosis and a high rate of post-operative complications. A World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) Consensus Conference was held in Bergamo in July 2013, during the 2nd Congress of the World Society of Emergency Surgery with the goal of defining recommendations for emergency repair of abdominal wall hernias in adults. This document represents the executive summary of the consensus conference approved by a WSES expert panel.

Original languageEnglish
Article number50
JournalWorld Journal of Emergency Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine


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