Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

The Art and Science of Abdominal Hernia

Muhammad Shamim

Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University

Dr. Muhammad Shamim is an innovative researcher in general surgery, author of the popular book "Essentials of Surgery, 8th edition", recipient of 'Faculty excellence award' from Prince Sattam University, Associate Editor of Journal of Surgery Pakistan and active member of Pakistan Association of Medical Editors.


Inguinal Hernia Direct Hernia Femoral Hernia Complicated Hernia Paraumbilical Hernia Umbilical Hernia Incisional Hernia Postoperative Wound Dehiscence Congenital Hernia Omphalocele Sports Hernia Spiglian Hernia

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Abdominal hernia is one of the commonest surgical diagnosis and hernia operation is considered as one of the bread-n-butter procedure in general surgery. The inguinal hernia is the most common type of hernia, followed by paraumbilical/umbilical, femoral, epigastric and incisional hernias. From academic point of interest, the hernia is considered as a must inclusion topic for both undergraduate and postgraduate examinations. So, the topic is equally important for medical students, residents and practicing surgeons.

The aim of this book is to provide enough reference material for the liking of students, residents and surgeons. The book is divided into different chapters based on one specific hernia type. Each chapter will cover the etiology, pathology, clinical aspects, presentation (acute or elective), patients' work-up and management options. Different surgical techniques will be discussed in sufficient details. One special aspect will be the section of postoperative complications and common practices to manage those. Some rare hernia presentation will also be discussed to let the surgeons prepared of any expected operative findings.

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Date completed: July 6th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 25th 2020

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Review results due: December 14th 2020

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Expected publication date: February 12th 2021

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Muhammad Shamim

Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University

DR. MUHAMMAD SHAMIM MBBS (Pak), FCPS (Pak), FRCS (Glasgow), MHPE (Netherland & Egypt), FACS (USA), FICS (USA) Assistant Professor of Surgery, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia Supervisor, College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan Associate Editor, Journal of Surgery Pakistan Author, Essentials of Surgery Author, Clinical Techniques in Surgery Research Publications (Single author 12, First author 12) Citation indices, all (Citations 328, h-index 8, i10-index 7)

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