1. History and Evolution of Hernia Surgery
2. Teaching Hernia Surgery: The Experience of the Italian School
3. Alterations of the Extracellular Matrix of the Connective Tissue in Inguinal Herniogenesis
4. Classification of Inguinal and Abdominal Wall Hernia
5. Diagnostic Tools in Hernia Disease
6. Materials, Devices and Gadgets for Hernia Surgery
7. Guidelines: Options and Limit
8. Creation, Advantages, and Limits of Registries: The Herniamed Experience
9. Management of Database in Hernia Surgery
10. Ventral Hernia Surgery in Europe: Trends and Actual Situation
11. Hernia Repair in the United States: Current Situation and Trends
12. Hernia Surgery in Asia
13. Hernia Surgery in Australasia
14. Hernia Surgery in Africa
15. Humanitarian Hernia Surgery: Lessons Learned
16. The Most Important Clinical Trial in the Last 10 Years in Inguinal and Incisional Hernia Surgery
17. Anatomy of the Inguinal Region
18. Ambulatory Hernia Surgery
19. Obscure Groin Pain in Women
20. Individualization Treatment of Inguinal Hernia in Children
21. Indications for Pure Tissue Repairs
22. Local Anesthesia in Inguinal Hernia: Indications and Techniques
23. Bassini Repair
24. The Shouldice Repair
25. Primary Inguinal Hernia: Sutureless Open Anterior, Trabucco Repair
26. Lichtenstein Onlay Mesh Hernioplasty: Original Technique and Personal Modifications
27. Mesh Plug Repair
28. Self-Gripping Mesh Repair in Primary Inguinal Hernia
29. Gilbert Technique: PHS Bilayer Repair
30. Open New Simplified Totally Extraperitoneal (ONSTEP) Technique for Inguinal Hernia Repair
31. Transinguinal Preperitoneal (TIPP) Inguinal Hernia Repair Using a Totally Extraperitoneal, Parietalized, Memory-Ring Patch
32. Minimal Open Preperitoneal (MOPP) Technique
33. Total Extraperitoneal (TEP) Approach in Inguinal Hernia Repair: The Old and the New
34. Primary Inguinal Hernia: TAPP
35. Biological Prosthesis in Inguinal Hernia Repair
36. Inguinal Hernia Recurrence
37. Giant Hernia: Hug and TOP Technique
38. Pubic Inguinal Pain Syndrome (PIPS)
39. Surgical Emergencies in Inguinal Hernia
40. Results and Complications of Inguinal Hernia Repair
41. Aetiology, Pathogenesis and Assessment of Chronic Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair
42. Postoperative Chronic Pain Assessment and THOPA Philosophy
43. Laparoscopic Approaches to Chronic Postoperative Inguinal Pain
44. Anatomy of the Femoral Region
45. Primary Femoral Hernia: Open Anterior Treatment
46. Open Posterior Approaches for Femoral Hernia Repair
This book is a comprehensive guide to the surgical repair of inguinal and abdominal wall hernias that not only describes all potential approaches, but also places them in the context of the anatomy of the region, the pathology, and the advances in scientific knowledge over the past decade. It documents in detail the individual techniques applicable in each region (inguinal, femoral, and ventral), highlighting tips and tricks and focusing on indications, potential complications, and outcomes. In addition, it presents cases of incisional hernia and examines less frequent and rare cases and complex situations. Written for surgeons from around the globe, it includes procedures used in wealthy, developed countries and those without mesh more commonly employed in developing countries. With a format designed to facilitate use in daily practice, it is invaluable for residents seeking step-by-step guidance on procedures ranging from repair of simple inguinal hernias to complex reconstruction; for general surgeons who frequently perform hernia repairs; and for hernia specialists aiming to achieve optimal results. It also appeals to researchers with an interest in the scientific background to hernia surgery.
• Describes surgical procedures systematically and step by step
• Explains indications, complications, outcomes, and relevant scientific background
• Includes more than 120 photographs
• Written by a leading surgeon with extensive experience
• A truly international resource offering 360-degree coverage of all currently available technical possibilities
Giampiero Campanelli is a professor of surgery at the University of Insubria and head of General Surgery – Day & Week Surgery Unit of Istituto Clinico Sant’Ambrogio in Milan. Director of the Center of Research and High Specialization on Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery, University of Insubria – Hernia Center of Milano.
He is also president of the European Hernia Society, past president of the Italian Society of Ambulatory and Day Surgery, president of the First World Congress on Abdominal Wall Repair in 2015 in Milan, Honorary President of Africa Middle East Hernia Society ( AMEHS).
He is a member of the editorial board of Hernia, and author of more than 300 publications. He has also been an invited speaker and has done live surgery at more than 500 international and national congresses.
His personal surgical activity is over 8000 operations in general and hernia surgery. For over 25 years he has devoted his time to the issue of abdominal wall repair and has performed, in this field, about 7000 surgeries. A pioneer of sutureless tension-free inguinal hernia repair under local anaesthesia, he refined an original approach for the treatment of giant inguinal hernias, lumbar hernias, incisional hernias with loss of substance, Spigelian hernias, pubic inguinal pain syndrome and chronic postoperative pain, and the floppy abdomen post partum.
He is the author and principal investigator of the international TI.ME.LI trial (Randomized, Controlled, Blinded Trial of Tisseel/Tissucol for Mesh Fixation in Patients Undergoing Lichtenstein Technique for Primary Inguinal Hernia Repair), published on Annals of Surgery and one of the principal works on prevention of chronic postoperative pain syndrome.
He has taken part in several humanitarian missions in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ghana, Nigeria, Benin Ecuador, Paraguay to make his experience available to needy people and teach local surgeons and share his experience with them.