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Contemporary opinions on the etiopathogenesis of abdominal wall hernias

Wojciech Szczęsny, Stanisław Dąbrowiecki
Chirurgia Polska 2005;7(4):280-286.

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Vol 7, No 4 (2005)
Published online: 2006-02-06

Abstract

Contemporary views on the ethiopathogenesis of abdominal hernias are presented in this report. The historical evolution of these views on the origin and development of hernia is presented. Special attention was given to modern theories based on ultrastructural investigation of the fasciae and exploring the genetic foundations of such alterations. A hernia is contemporarily viewed as a polyetiological condition, influenced by alterations in the structure and function of the fascia as well as functional changes, such as increased intraabdominal pressure. The latter seem to act rather as a trigger factor. Modern science has not yet been able to answer all of the questions concerning the etiology of hernias. The problem is extremely important, as it determines proper treatment.

Abstract

Contemporary views on the ethiopathogenesis of abdominal hernias are presented in this report. The historical evolution of these views on the origin and development of hernia is presented. Special attention was given to modern theories based on ultrastructural investigation of the fasciae and exploring the genetic foundations of such alterations. A hernia is contemporarily viewed as a polyetiological condition, influenced by alterations in the structure and function of the fascia as well as functional changes, such as increased intraabdominal pressure. The latter seem to act rather as a trigger factor. Modern science has not yet been able to answer all of the questions concerning the etiology of hernias. The problem is extremely important, as it determines proper treatment.
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Keywords

ventral hernias; etiopathogenesis; connective tissue; collagen

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Title

Contemporary opinions on the etiopathogenesis of abdominal wall hernias

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 7, No 4 (2005)

Pages

280-286

Published online

2006-02-06

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2005;7(4):280-286.

Keywords

ventral hernias
etiopathogenesis
connective tissue
collagen

Authors

Wojciech Szczęsny
Stanisław Dąbrowiecki

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