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Hernia Grading System of Breuing et al (Ventral Hernia Working Group)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient prior to repair of an incisional ventral hernia using the Hernia Grading System of Breuing et al (Ventral Hernia Working Group).

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

K40-K46, T84.6

Description:

Breuing et al reported a grading system for ventral hernias that can help to predict surgical site occurrences (SSO). The surgical approach may vary with the likelihood of surgical site infection or other postoperative complications. The authors are members of the Ventral Hernia Working Group from multiple hospitals in the United States.

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