About this Special Issue
Emergent inguinal hernia surgery is always a hot topic in abdominal wall surgery. However, It is a topic of current interest for all surgeons, not only for those interested in abdominal wall surgery. Although the clinical picture of an emerging inguinal hernia may have changed little, in recent years we have witnessed a continuous evolution in its management in the emergency department.
GOALS AND SCOPE
In the previous context, the goal and scope of this special issue is to update the global management of emergent inguinal hernia by inviting all interested authors to show and share their experience and results in all aspects related to its therapeutic approach (surgical and non-surgical ). We hope that these contributions will increase knowledge in emergent inguinal hernia management.
TOPICS AND TYPES OF ARTICLE TO PARTICIPATE
This special issue is looking for the latest cutting-edge reviews, mini-reviews, original research, brief research report, opinion pieces with and without video in supplementary material, and commentary from anyone interested in the field covering any of the following topics:
1- Problem dimensions.
2- Risk factors for emergency inguinal hernia operation.
3- Repair of contralateral non-complicated hernia during emergency repair.
4- Open anterior approach.
5- Open posterior approach.
6- Lap approach. It can be an option?
7- When to safely attempt manual reduction.
8- Prosthetic material in contaminated cases?
9- Anatomical and staged repair in emergency inguinal repair. When and why.
10- Loss of domain acute inguinal hernia. How to handle?
11- Outcomes of emergency inguinal hernia.
SUMMARY FROM GUEST EDITOR
“Emergency inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common emergency procedures a general surgeon performs in all settings all over the world. Five to ten percent of all inguinal hernia repairs are urgent surgeries. The results of emergency inguinal hernia repair are not as good and in the elective setting and high morbidity and mortality have been reported, moreover if intestinal resection is needed. Incarcerated inguinal hernias have been managed with taxis (reduction) in some cases but there are no clear recommendations about how and when to do it or even if this maneuver is safe . The better surgical approach for emergency hernia repair remains to be elucidated. Open anterior or posterior approach? Laparoscopic approach? Use of mesh or not?This issue aims to review and update these topics.” (Pilar Hernández-Granados)
Keywords: hernia surgery, emergent inguinal, hernia