This thesis covers a broad spectrum of new developments in abdominal wall hernia research. Prevention and recurrence, and the treatment of simple as well as complex hernias will be addressed.
Part I of this thesis focuses on prevention and risk factors for development of incisional and parastomal hernias.
Part II focuses on the treatment of simple abdominal wall hernias.
Part III focuses on the treatment of complex incisional or primary hernias.
Part IV focuses on new developments in hernia research.

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Keywords Abdominal wall hernia, ventral hernia, parastomal hernia, hernia prevention, hernia repair, mesh repair
Promotor G.J. Kleinrensink (Gert Jan) , J.F. Lange (Johan) , J. Jeekel (Hans)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-6375-004-2
Persistent URL
Kroese, L.F. (2018, May 30). Closing gaps - risk factors, occurrence, and treatment of abdominal wall hernias. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from