Incisional hernia after midline versus transverse specimen extraction incision: a randomized trial in patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy. Ann Surg 2018; 268: 41-47.

Published: 17th September 2018

Authors: Lee L, Mata J, Droeser R, Kaneva P, Liberman S, Charlebois P et al.


Postoperative pain scores were similar in this trial that included 165 patients. After a mean of 30 months, the rate of incisional hernia was 6 per cent after transverse and 14 per cent after midline incision (P=0.121).

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