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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Fassiadis, N; Roidl, M; Hennig, M; South, LM; Andrews, SM 
Title:
Randomized clinical trial of vertical or transverse laparotomy for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: The objective of this randomized trial was to evaluate the incidence of incisional hernia after transverse or vertical incisions for open aortic aneurysm repair. METHODS: The study group comprised 69 patients who underwent elective aneurysm repair between November 1998 and November 2000 (60 men, nine women; mean age 72.8 (range 56-95) years). Patients were randomized to a transverse (n = 32) or vertical (n = 37) incision for the procedure. Of the 42 patients who were still alive in...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Br J Surg 
Year:
2005 
Journal volume:
92 
Journal issue:
10 
Pages contribution:
1208-11 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0007-1323 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie