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.

dx.doi.org/10.1186/1749-7922-8-50, hdl.handle.net/1765/62493
World Journal of Emergency Surgery
Department of Surgery

Sartelli, M, Coccolini, F, van Ramshorst, G.H, Campanelli, G, Mandala, V, Ansaloni, L, … Catena, F. (2013). WSES guidelines for emergency repair of complicated abdominal wall hernias. World Journal of Emergency Surgery (Vol. 8). doi:10.1186/1749-7922-8-50