Вы находитесь на странице: 1из 2

Surgical treatment for eventration

1. Identification and description of the procedure A defect in the abdominal wall is going to be repaired in an area operated beforehand and through which one or several abdominal viscera project covered by skin. The operation consists of repairing the defect by reinforcing the abdominal wall, in most cases by fitting a prosthetic material (mesh). Sometimes, a resection of another abdominal organ affected has to be performed. There is a possibility that during surgery modifications might have to be made to the procedure as a result of intraoperatory findings so as to provide you with the most suitable treatment. The operation requires the administration of anaesthesia and it is possible that during or after the operation it may be necessary to use blood and/or blood products, you will be informed about their risks by the Anaesthesia and Haematology Departments. 2. Purpose of the procedure and benefits that are expected to be achieved Using this procedure, we intend to repair the defect in the abdominal wall so preventing its progressive growth and eliminating the risk of strangulation that would require emergency surgery. We aim to achieve the disappearance of the abdominal disorders (pain, difficulty for intestinal transit, swelling of part of the abdomen) at the same time that the shape and anatomy of the abdominal wall will be fully or partially recovered. 3. Reasonable alternatives to this procedure There is no other method for performing the repair of the eventration. 4. Foreseeable consequences of its performance It is to be expected that with the correction of the defect in the abdominal wall, following a minimum period of admittance, you will be able to return to your normal activity in a short time, with total capacity for moving, no painful discomfort and clear improvement in the intestinal transit, if it were affected. In any case, the recovery period will depend on the size and characteristics of the eventration as well as the kind of operation performed. 5. Foreseeable consequences of its non performance Should the operation not be performed, the hernia would probably carry on increasing in size, with greater difficulty in the intestinal transit, an increase in the painful discomfort, greater difficulty for performing your every activities and the possibility of suffering episodes of incarceration o strangulation, with the risk to your life that this entails. 6. Frequent risks Despite the appropriate choice of technique and its proper performance, undesirable effects may arise, both the common ones deriving from any operation and that might affect any organ or system as well as other specific ones from the procedure: Infection or bleeding of the surgical wound that sometimes requires the reopening of the wound. Phlebitis. Prolonged pain in the area of the operation.


7. Infrequent risks Infrequent though serious risks might arise, such as: Intestinal obstruction. For people who are obese or have pulmonary problems, respiratory diseases may arise or be worsened. Rejection of mesh. Relapse of the eventration. These complications are usually resolved with medical treatment (medicines, serums, etc.) but they might require another operation, generally an emergency one, including a minimum risk of mortality.

Surgical treatment for eventration

8. Risks depending on the patient's personal and clinical situation As regards the patient, he/she must report his/her possible allergies to medicines, problems with coagulation, cardiopulmonary and renal diseases, existence of prosthesis, pacemakers, current medicines or any other relevant circumstance that might complicate the operation or aggravate postoperative recovery. Associated pathologies for each patient (diabetes, obesity, immunodepression, hypertension, anaemia, old age...) might increase the frequency or the seriousness of risks or complications, hence, in these cases, the general surgical risk is greater.

Declaration of consent Mr./Mrs./Miss. aged , with home address at , National Identity No. and SIP number

Mr./Mrs./Miss. friend) Hereby declare: That the Doctor situation to perform a

aged , with home address at acting in the capacity of (the patient's legal representative, relative or close , with National Identity No.

has explained to me that it is advisable/necessary in my

and that I have adequately understood the information he/she has given me. In Signed: Mr./Mrs./Miss. on ,2 With National Identity Card No

Signed: Dr. Associate number

With National Identity Card No

Revocation of the consent I hereby revoke the consent granted on the date of to carry on with the treatment that I hereby terminate on this date. In on ,2 ,2 and I do not wish


Signed: The Doctor Associate number:

Signed: The patient