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Laparoscopic incisional hernia mesh repair

Xue-Fei Yang, Jia-Lin Liu
Abdominal incisional hernia is a common complication after open abdominal operations. Laparoscopic procedures have obvious mini-invasive advantages for surgical treatment of abdominal incisional hernia, especially to cases with big hernia defect. Laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia has routine mode but the actual operations will be various according to the condition of every hernia. Key points of these operations include design of the position of trocars, closure of defects and fixation of meshes. The details of these issues and experiences of perioperative evaluation and treatment will be talked about in this article...
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
Dunja Kokotovic, Thue Bisgaard, Frederik Helgstrand
Importance: Prosthetic mesh is frequently used to reinforce the repair of abdominal wall incisional hernias. The benefits of mesh for reducing the risk of hernia recurrence or the long-term risks of mesh-related complications are not known. Objective: To investigate the risks of long-term recurrence and mesh-related complications following elective abdominal wall hernia repair in a population with complete follow-up. Design, Setting, and Participants: Registry-based nationwide cohort study including all elective incisional hernia repairs in Denmark from January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2010...
October 18, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Alexandra M Moore, Lisa N Anderson, David C Chen
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques for ventral hernia repair have evolved to achieve the benefits and minimize the limitations of both the open Rives-Stoppa sublay mesh repair and laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) repair. By combining the principles of a retromuscular repair with the benefits of a minimally invasive approach, these techniques attempt to decrease recurrence, increase functionality, exclude mesh from the viscera, limit infection and wound complications, and minimize pain...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Bruce Ramshaw, Brandie Forman, Eric Heidel, Jonathan Dean, Andrew Gamenthaler, Michael Fabian
Patients who undergo laparoscopic ventral hernia repair can have significant post-operative pain and discomfort from both somatic pain due to mesh fixation and visceral pain due to CO2 insufflation pressure. In an attempt to improve outcomes, a Clinical Quality Improvement (CQI) project was implemented by a multi-disciplinary hernia team. CQI tools were applied for consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic ventral hernia repair from June 2012 through September 2015 (39 months). Initiatives for improved patient outcomes during this period included the administration of a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block and/or an intra-operative block with long-acting local anesthetic first, and then a low pressure pneumoperitoneum (LPP) system was implemented later in the project...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
A Tandon, K Shahzad, S Pathak, C M Oommen, Q M Nunes, N Smart
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair (LIVHR) is widely accepted and safe but the type of mesh used is still debated. We retrospectively compared postoperative outcomes with two different meshes commonly used in LIVHR. METHODS This is a retrospective study of patients who underwent incisional hernia repair between January 2008 and December 2010. Two meshes were used: Parietex™ Composite (Covidien, New Haven, CT, USA) and the DynaMesh(®)-IPOM (FEG Textiltechnik mbH, Aachen, Germany)...
September 23, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
J Cornish, R L Harries, D Bosanquet, B Rees, J Ansell, N Frewer, P K Dhruva Rao, C Parry, R Ellis-Owen, S M Phillips, C Morris, J Horwood, M L Davies, M M Davies, R Hargest, Z Davies, J Hilton, D Harris, A Ben-Sassi, R Rajagopal, D Hanratty, S Islam, A Watkins, N Bashir, S Jones, I R Russell, J Torkington
BACKGROUND: Incisional hernias are common complications of midline closure following abdominal surgery and cause significant morbidity, impaired quality of life and increased health care costs. The 'Hughes Repair' combines a standard mass closure with a series of horizontal and two vertical mattress sutures within a single suture. This theoretically distributes the load along the incision length as well as across it. There is evidence to suggest that this technique is as effective as mesh repair for the operative management of incisional hernias; however, no trials have compared the Hughes Repair with standard mass closure for the prevention of incisional hernia formation following a midline incision...
September 15, 2016: Trials
A Tandon, S Pathak, N J R Lyons, Q M Nunes, I R Daniels, N J Smart
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair (LIVHR) is being used increasingly, with reported outcomes equivalent to those of open hernia repair. Closure of the fascial defect (CFD) is a technique that may reduce seroma formation and bulging after LIVHR. Non-closure of the fascial defect makes the repair of larger defects easier and reduces postoperative pain. The aim of this systematic review was to determine whether CFD affects the rate of adverse outcomes, such as recurrence, pseudo-recurrence, mesh eventration or bulging, and the rate of seroma formation...
August 22, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
C D Brandi, S Roche, S Bertone, M E Fratantoni
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of enterocutaneous fistulas (ECFs) developed after elective incisional hernia (IH) repair using intraperitoneal uncoated polypropylene (PPE) mesh. METHODS: This is a retrospective descriptive study of a prospective cohort of patients undergoing elective IH repair using intraperitoneal uncoated PPE mesh at the Department of General Surgery of a high complexity University Hospital. RESULTS: Between January 1992 and December 2013, 695 IH repairs were performed using intraperitoneal uncoated PPE mesh...
August 13, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Y Julia Chen, Desmond Huynh, Scott Nguyen, Edward Chin, Celia Divino, Linda Zhang
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study is to investigate the outcomes of the da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic hernia repair of small-sized ventral hernias with circumferential suturing of the mesh compared to the traditional laparoscopic repair with trans-fascial suturing. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of all robot-assisted umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernia repairs performed at our institution between 2013 and 2015 compared to laparoscopic umbilical or epigastric hernia repairs...
July 22, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Juan Antonio Bellido Luque, Araceli Bellido Luque, Julio Gomez Menchero, Juan Manuel Suarez Grau, Joaquin García Moreno, Antonio Tejada Gomez, Juan Guadalajara Jurado
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic ventral or incisional hernia repair requires intraperitoneal mesh placement. This is associated with an increase in adhesions, bowel obstruction and enterocutaneous fistula. Intraabdominal meshes are laparoscopically fixed using traumatic fixation methods that increase acute, chronic pain and adhesions to bowel loops. The aim was to check the safety and effectiveness of the laparoscopic approach in ventral or incisional hernia, using a self-adhesive mesh in the preperitoneal space without tacks or transfascial sutures, and to objectively assess its benefits and complications...
July 21, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Frederik Helgstrand
Ventral hernia repairs are among the most frequently performed surgical procedures. The variations of repair techniques are multiple and outcome has been unacceptable. Despite the high volume, it has been difficult to obtain sufficient data to provide evidence for best practice. In order to monitor national surgical quality and provide the warranted high volume data, the first national ventral hernia register (The Danish Ventral Hernia Database) was established in 2007 in Denmark. The present study series show that data from a well-established database supported by clinical examinations, patient files, questionnaires, and administrative data makes it possible to obtain nationwide high volume data and to achieve evidence for better outcome in a complex surgical condition as ventral hernia...
July 2016: Danish Medical Journal
Katsuhito Suwa, Shintaro Nakajima, Yoshiko Uno, Toshiaki Suzuki, Shigemasa Sasaki, Takuro Ushigome, Ken Eto, Tomoyoshi Okamoto, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND: The ideal mesh and mesh fixation technique for laparoscopic Sugarbaker (SB) parastomal hernia repair have not yet been identified. METHODS: Sixteen patients with parastomal hernia who underwent laparoscopic modified SB repair (LSB) between June 2012 and October 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. LSB was performed using a developed standardized 2-point anchoring and zigzag tacking of Parietex™ Parastomal Mesh (PCO-PM) technique. RESULTS: Out of 16 cases, 14 were primary and 2 recurrent hernias; 13 were para-end colostomy and 3 were para-ileal conduit (PIC) hernias...
April 29, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Taras Stetsko, Kamil Bury, Izabela Lubowiecka, Czesław Szymczak, Agnieszka Tomaszewska, Maciej Śmietański
UNLABELLED: Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair has become popular technique. Every year, companies are introducing new products Thus, every mesh prior to introduction in clinical settings should be tested with a dedicated tacker to discover the proper fixation algorithm. The aim of the study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the Ventralight ST implant with an ECHO positioning system and a dedicated fixation device, the SorbaFix stapler, in a prospective cohort of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was a prospective single centre cohort study with a one-year followup period...
January 1, 2016: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
Alessandro Verbo, Paolo Pafundi, Alberto Manno, Rocco Bacccaro, Augusto Veneziani, Rosa Colli, Claudio Coco
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic approach is now generally accepted for the treatment of incisional hernia. The ideal mesh is still to be found. The aim of this study is to compare the well-known Gore® DUALMESH® Plus (WL Gore & Associates, Flagstaff, AZ) to a new prosthesis, the DynaMesh®-IPOM (FEG Textiltechnik GmbH, Aachen, Germany), to clinically verify its potential benefits in the laparoscopic treatment of incisional hernia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Comparing the results of the laparoscopic treatment of two groups of patients affected by incisional hernia using Gore® DUALMESH® Plus and DynaMesh®-IPOM...
April 2016: Surgical Technology International
Karen Handojo, Diederik Meylemans, Kurt Devroe, Koen Vermeiren, Chris Aelvoet, Tim Tollens
INTRODUCTION: The Ultrapro® Advanced™ mesh (Ethicon, Sommerville, NJ) is a new mesh design, using the best characteristics from the previous platform, while adding new, advanced features. Our centre, Imelda Hospital, Bonheiden, Belgium, was chosen as one of the first clinical testing sites. The aim of this study was to present our preliminary data on complication rate and patient satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 1, 2015 until January 31, 2016, we treated 57 patients, implementing 67 Ultrapro® Advanced™ meshes...
April 2016: Surgical Technology International
Duncan Light, Sadiq Bawa
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair has become widely accepted in the management of incisional hernias. There has been recent interest in combining fascial closure along with mesh placement to improve outcomes. We report our experience with this technique. METHODS: Cases were evaluated retrospectively from 2012 to 2015. There were no exclusions. Cases were included which involved laparoscopic ventral hernia repair with fascial closure and mesh placement...
March 22, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Odd Langbach, Ida Bukholm, Jūratė Šaltytė Benth, Ola Røkke
BACKGROUND: The absence of recurrence and pain are important for good quality of life (QoL) after ventral hernia mesh repair. We wanted to study long-term outcome after laparoscopic (LVHR) and open ventral hernia mesh repair (OVHR) using validated scales to measure QoL and functional outcome. METHODS: We conducted a single-center follow-up study of 194 consecutive patients after LVHR and OVHR between March 2000 and June 2010. Of these, 27 patients (13.9 %) died and 14 (7...
March 11, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Elif Colak, Nuraydin Ozlem, Gultekin Ozan Kucuk, Recep Aktimur, Sadik Kesmer, Kadir Yildirim
The aim of this prospective randomized trial was to compare 2 main fixation devices in regard to pain and recurrence in laparoscopic ventral incisional hernia repair (LVIHR). A total of 51 patients were evaluated in this study (n = 25, nonabsorbable tack (NAT) and n = 26, absorbable tack (AT) groups). A visual analogue scale (VAS) was performed on both groups preoperatively and on the postoperative (PO) first day, second week, and sixth month. All patients were followed for recurrence by clinical examination, ultrasonography, and/or abdominal computed tomography...
2015: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Monika Romanowska, Tomasz Okniński, Jacek Pawlak
INTRODUCTION: There are many techniques which may be involved in abdominal hernia repair, from classical to tension-free. Treatment of complicated hernias has undergone evolution. Many surgeons consider the laparoscopic method as a method of choice for incisional hernia repair. Sometimes miniinvasive repair of complicated hernia is not so easy to perform. We are convinced that selected patients may benefit from combined open and laparoscopic techniques. AIM: To present the operating technique and early results of treatment of 15 patients operated on using the 3 hybrid technique...
January 2016: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Chia Yew Kong, Lee Lee Lai, Amanda Yin Yen Khoo, Nazarina Abdul Rahman, Kin Fah Chin
BACKGROUND: Polypropylene meshes are widely used in hernia repairs. Hernia meshes have been developed incorporating coatings of active agents. One commercially available mesh has a fish oil coating which is promoted as having anti-inflammatory properties. We report a case, a symptomatic foreign body granuloma reaction associated with a fish oil coated polypropylene mesh, which required eventual mesh explantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61-year old lady with previous peptic ulcer disease underwent a laparoscopic intraperitoneal placement of mesh for incisional hernia utilising a fish oil coated polypropylene mesh...
2016: BMC Surgery
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