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From ancient to contemporary times: a concise history of incisional hernia repair.
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PMID:  21861164     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: This historical review explores the origins of incisional hernia surgery. METHODS : Resources from each significant historical time period were reviewed, namely ancient times, the Greco-Roman period, the Middle Ages and the dawn of the surgeon anatomist, and the modern era. RESULTS: Although incisional hernias only started to be widely reported in the literature in the early twentieth century, an awareness of the risk of incisional hernia formation dates back to ancient times. CONCLUSIONS: Sometimes, it is important to look back at the history and evolution of a topic to continue making positive advances in that field.
D L Sanders; A N Kingsnorth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1248-9204     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9715168     Medline TA:  Hernia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH, UK,
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