This thesis consists of two parts:
part 1 describes a new prosthesis for the treatment of large and complex incisional hernia. Furthermore the natural course and consequences of conservative treatment are described;

part 2 focusses on three complex groups of patients with abdominal wall hernia. The treatment and risk factors for complications in premature infants with an inguinal hernia, kidney transplant recipients with incisional hernia, and patients with an abdominal aneurysm of the aorta are described.

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J.F. Lange (Johan) , J. Jeekel (Hans)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Department of Surgery

Verhelst, J. (2016, September 2). Abdominal Wall Hernia in Complex Patients incidences, risk factors and timing of repair. Retrieved from