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Table 2 Hernia characteristics

From: A preliminary multicenter evaluation of endoscopic sublay repair for ventral hernia from China

  N = 156
Hernia type
 Primary ventral hernia 64 (41.0%)
 Incisional hernia 92 (59.0%)
Defect regiona
 Medial 107 (68.6%)
 Lateral 43 (27.6%)
 Crossing medial and lateral 6 (3.85%)
Defect width (Wa)
 W1 104 (66.7%)
 W2 50 (32.1%)
 W3 2 (1.28%)
Defect sizeb (cm2) 11.8 (1.8–70.7) (4.7–24.5)
  1. a Based on incisional hernia classification of the European Hernia Society (EHS) [28]
  2. bDefect size (cm2) was calculated by area of an ellipse = π × (length/2 × width/2)