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Computed Tomography and Ventral Hernia Recurrence

Harald L. Aanning, MD1
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1Private practice, Yankton, South Dakota
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(5):492. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.4905.
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To the Editor Dr Holihan and colleagues1 have suggested that high interobserver variability limited the reliability of computed tomographic scans in diagnosing ventral hernia recurrence. We have repeated the baseline computed tomographic scan with a limited scan and with the patient performing the Valsalva maneuver. Any ventral wall abnormalities will be exaggerated, but mesh, for example, will not be seen to “give.”


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May 1, 2016
Julie L. Holihan, MD; Lillian S. Kao, MD, MS; Mike K. Liang, MD
1Department of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
JAMA Surg. 2016;151(5):492-493. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.4892.
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