About the book
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.