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With approximately 1 million new cases per year, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. About 1% of breast cancer cases occur in men. In Germany alone, up to 70,000 women suffer this fate every year.
In an incisional hernia, also known as an incisional rupture, the bowel or intestines break through the abdominal wall. This occurs after previous open abdominal surgery (laparotomy) in the vicinity of the surgical scar. In this case, the abdominal wall in the vicinity of the surgical scar can no longer withstand the pressure in the abdominal cavity, so that a gap forms at this weak point in the abdominal wall (hernial ring).
Bariatric surgery and metabolic surgery refer to surgical procedures to support weight loss in cases of severe overweight (obesity). Surgical therapy should only be considered if conventional weight loss measures are unsuccessful or if severe weight-related secondary diseases are already present. Frequent procedures in bariatric surgery include the gastric band, the gastric sleeve and the gastric bypass. These surgeries are usually performed in an obesity centre.
The term hernia is used in medicine to mean an intestinal rupture. This is a congenital or acquired gap in the layers of the abdominal wall, through which the intestine protrudes.