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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131768/from-inguinal-hernias-to-spermatic-cord-lipomas-pearls-pitfalls-and-mimics-of-abdominal-and-pelvic-hernias
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Miguel C Cabarrus, Benjamin M Yeh, Andrew S Phelps, Jao J Ou, Spencer C Behr
Abdominal and pelvic hernias may be indolent and detected incidentally, manifest acutely with pain and distress, or cause chronic discomfort. Physical examination findings are often ambiguous and insufficient for optimal triage. Therefore, accurate anatomic delineation and identification of complications are critical for effective treatment planning. Imaging, particularly computed tomography, provides a vital understanding of the hernia's location and size, involved viscera, and severity of associated complications...
November 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109391/occult-spigelian-hernia-presenting-as-inability-to-complete-colon-cancer-screening-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-rectal-cancer
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Daniel Persinger, Marc D Basson
BACKGROUND While it is well known that abdominal wall hernias can pose obstacles for colonoscopy, these may not be obvious in obese patients, particularly when the hernia is in an unusual place. CASE REPORT A 62-year-old man presented with inability to complete colon cancer screening by means of colonoscopy or barium enema. On exam, he was noted to have a Spigelian hernia present in his left lower quadrant abdominal wall. CT colonography identified incarcerated sigmoid colon within the hernia accounting for his inability to complete colonoscopy or barium enema...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108870/is-two-port-laparoendoscopic-single-site-surgery-t-less-feasible-for-pediatric-hydroceles-single-center-experience-with-the-initial-59-cases
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Furan Wang, Tiejun Shou, Hongji Zhong
INTRODUCTION: Although T-LESS is increasingly being used to treat pediatric inguinal hernia, there is no study regarding T-LESS for pediatric hydrocele. OBJECTIVE: To further evaluate the feasibility of T-LESS and present our single-center experience for repair of pediatric hydroceles. STUDY DESIGN: From January 2016 to July 2016, all boys undergoing T-LESS for hydrocele in our institute were retrospectively reviewed. A laparoscope and a needle-holding forceps were introduced at umbilicus...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102485/adhesive-internal-hernia-multidetector-ct-findings-and-clinical-relevance
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C-Y Lu, M Xu, J Lin, Y Chen, Y Gao, Z-F Wang, Z-W Zhao, J-J Song, H-F Que, J-J Ji
AIM: To review the clinical and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) features of adhesive internal hernias (IHs) and to ascertain specific MDCT criteria to assist in the diagnosis of adhesive IHs and the early detection of intestinal strangulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records and preoperative abdominal MDCT findings of 34 patients with surgically confirmed abdominal adhesive IHs were analysed retrospectively. RESULTS: The specific MDCT features of adhesive IHs included the following: dislocating and clustering of intestinal segments (100%); stretching and crowding of the mesenteric vessels (100%); presence of hernial orifice (88...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101640/computational-modeling-of-abdominal-hernia-laparoscopic-repair-with-a-surgical-mesh
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Silvia Todros, Paola Pachera, Nicola Baldan, Piero G Pavan, Silvia Pianigiani, Stefano Merigliano, Arturo N Natali
PURPOSE: Although new techniques and prostheses have been introduced in ventral hernia surgery, abdominal hernia repair still presents complications, such as recurrence, pain, and discomfort. Thus, this work implements a computational method aimed at evaluating biomechanical aspects of the abdominal hernia laparoscopic repair, which can support clinical research tailored to hernia surgery. METHODS: A virtual solid model of the abdominal wall is obtained from MRI scans of a healthy subject...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081901/role-of-reduced-size-liver-bowel-grafts-in-the-abdominal-wall-transplantation-era
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REVIEW
Augusto Lauro, Anil Vaidya
The evolution of multi-visceral and isolated intestinal transplant techniques over the last 3 decades has highlighted the technical challenges related to the closure of the abdomen at the end of the procedure. Two key factors that contribute to this challenge include: (1) Volume/edema of donor graft; and (2) loss of abdominal domain in the recipient. Not being able to close the abdominal wall leads to a variety of complications and morbidity that range from complex ventral hernias to bowel perforation. At the end of the 90's this challenge was overcome by graft reduction during the donor operation or bench table procedure (especially reducing liver and small intestine), as well as techniques to increase the volume of abdominal cavity by pre-operative expansion devices...
September 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078909/infection-prevention-using-affinity-polymer-coated-synthetic-meshes-in-a-pig-hernia-model
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Jeffrey A Blatnik, Thimma R Thatiparti, David M Krpata, Sean T Zuckerman, Michael J Rosen, Horst A von Recum
BACKGROUND: Given concern for hernia mesh infection, surgeons often use biologic mesh which may provide reduced risk of infection but at the cost of decreased repair durability. We evaluated mesh coating to provide sustained release of antibiotics to prevent prosthetic mesh infection and also allow a durable repair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cyclodextrin-based polymer was crosslinked onto multifilament polyester mesh and loaded with vancomycin (1.75 mg/cm(2)). Pigs received modified meshes (n = 6) or normal, untreated meshes (n = 4), which were implanted into acute 10 × 5 cm ventral hernia, then directly inoculated with 10(6) colony-forming unit (CFU) of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075631/commentary-evidence-for-replacement-of-an-infected-synthetic-by-a-biological-mesh-in-abdominal-wall-hernia-repair
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COMMENT
Ekaterini Christina Tampaki, Athanasios Tampakis, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Gregory Kouraklis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075100/biodegradable-rifampicin-releasing-coating-of-surgical-meshes-for-the-prevention-of-bacterial-infections
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Jochen Reinbold, Teresa Hierlemann, Lukas Urich, Ann-Kristin Uhde, Ingrid Müller, Tobias Weindl, Ulrich Vogel, Christian Schlensak, Hans Peter Wendel, Stefanie Krajewski
Polypropylene mesh implants are routinely used to repair abdominal wall defects or incisional hernia. However, complications associated with mesh implantation, such as mesh-related infections, can cause serious problems and may require complete surgical removal. Hence, the aim of the present study was the development of a safe and efficient coating to reduce postoperative mesh infections. Biodegradable poly(lactide-co-glycolide acid) microspheres loaded with rifampicin as an antibacterial agent were prepared through single emulsion evaporation method...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068903/redefining-the-rectus-sheath-implications-for-abdominal-wall-repair
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Imran R A Punekar, Joseph S Khouri, Michael Catanzaro, Aizaz L Shaikh, Howard N Langstein
BACKGROUND: The abdominal wall is frequently manipulated in a variety of reconstructive procedures, and its anatomy is well described. Our clinical observations, however, contradict the standard depiction of the components of the abdominal wall at various levels - particularly regarding the course of the transversus abdominis muscle (TA). Therefore, we sought to characterize the components of the rectus sheath at various anatomic levels corresponding to surgical landmarks in order to define key points relevant to abdominal wall repair...
October 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067918/a-rare-case-of-bullhorn-injury-associated-traumatic-hernia-of-anterior-abdominal-wall-managed-by-laparoscopic-sutured-tissue-only-repair
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K D Singh, V Singh, P Gupta, R Mani
Traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWHs) are relatively uncommon entities. Common mechanisms that predispose to such hernias include motor vehicle accidents, seat belt injuries, fall from height, handlebar injuries, and bullfighting. Bullhorn injury leading to TAWHs is an uncommon mechanism. We report here one such patient who was managed by laparoscopic transperitoneal anatomical repair of the defect using polypropylene suture. The patient recovered well without any complication and is being followed up. Such small defects can be managed laparoscopically and tissue-only repair using a nonabsorbable suture is a feasible option...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063307/prospective-evaluation-of-poly-4-hydroxybutyrate-mesh-in-cdc-class-i-high-risk-ventral-and-incisional-hernia-repair-18-month-follow-up
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John Scott Roth, Gary J Anthone, Don J Selzer, Benjamin K Poulose, James G Bittner, William W Hope, Raymond M Dunn, Robert G Martindale, Matthew I Goldblatt, David B Earle, John R Romanelli, Gregory J Mancini, Jacob A Greenberg, John G Linn, Eduardo Parra-Davila, Bryan J Sandler, Corey R Deeken, Guy R Voeller
BACKGROUND: Long-term resorbable mesh represents a promising technology for complex ventral and incisional hernia repair (VIHR). Preclinical studies indicate that poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) resorbable mesh supports strength restoration of the abdominal wall. This study evaluated outcomes of high-risk subjects undergoing VIHR with P4HB mesh. METHODS: This was a prospective, multi-institutional study of subjects undergoing retrorectus or onlay VIHR. Inclusion criteria were CDC Class I, defect 10-350 cm(2), ≤ 3 prior repairs, and ≥ 1 high-risk criteria (obesity (BMI: 30-40 kg/m(2)), active smoker, COPD, diabetes, immunosuppression, coronary artery disease, chronic corticosteroid use, hypoalbuminemia, advanced age, and renal insufficiency)...
October 23, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061321/robotic-parastomal-hernia-repair-with-biologic-mesh
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Peter Mekhail, Akbar Ashrafi, Mario Mekhail, David Hatcher, Monish Aron
INTRODUCTION: Parastomal hernia is a common and vexing problem after ileal conduit urinary diversion that can cause pain, bowel symptoms, and problems with the stoma appliance, resulting in leakage, odor, and impairment of quality of life. Historically, these hernias have been managed open surgically, which requires considerable dissection of the abdominal wall for mesh placement, and may also require relocating the stoma to the contralateral side. Further, open parastomal hernia repair can be a morbid procedure with recurrence rates of approximately 30%...
September 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056021/-effects-of-flap-or-myocutaneous-flap-combined-with-fascia-lata-or-composite-mesh-on-repairing-severe-high-voltage-electrical-burn-wounds-in-abdomen-of-patients
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C Zhang, X H Hu, H Chen, C X Ma, F J Qin, C Q Wen, Y M Shen
Objective: To investigate the effects of flap or myocutaneous flap combined with fascia lata or composite mesh on repairing wounds in abdomen of patients with severe high-voltage electrical burn. Methods: From January 2010 to May 2017, 11 patients with severe high-voltage electrical burn in abdomen were hospitalized in our burn wards. In 3 hours to 7 days after burn, operation was performed when patients were in stable condition. After debridement, intestines with necrosis or perforation in 4 patients with peritoneal defects were resected and intestinal anastomosis was performed...
October 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055880/component-separation-of-abdominal-wall-with-intraoperative-botulinum-a-presents-satisfactory-outcomes-in-large-incisional-hernias-a-case-report
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Lucas Torres Oliveira, Felipe Futema Essu, Gustavo Heluani Antunes de Mesquita, Yuri Justi Jardim, Leandro Ryuchi Iuamoto, Fábio Yuji Suguita, Diego Ramos Martines, Fernanda Nii, Daniel Reis Waisberg, Alberto Meyer, Wellington Andraus, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque
PURPOSE: Transplantation patients have a series of associated risk factors that make appearance of incisional hernia (IH) more likely. A number of aspects of the closure of large defects remain controversial. In this manuscript, we present the repair of a large IH following liver transplantation through the technique of posterior components separation combined with the anterior, together with the intraoperative use of botulinum toxin A and the placement of mesh. As a secondary objective, we analyze the incidence of IH following liver transplantation in our service...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053405/evolution-of-endoscopic-anterior-component-separation-to-a-precostal-access-with-a-new-cylindrical-balloon-trocar
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Gernot Köhler, Ines Fischer, Richard Kaltenböck, Michael Lechner, Bernhard Dauser, Lars Nannestad Jorgensen
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic anterior component separation (ECS) techniques facilitate tension-free midline closure of wide ventral hernia defects. We describe a novel approach with a precostal incision and a new cylindrical ballon trocar. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center analysis of 19 patients undergoing ECS between January 1, 2014 and August 2, 2017 was performed with regard to improvement of technique. We currently start with a lateral precostal incision. This access in a low-fat and stable area allows for easy identification of the external oblique muscle with the ribs functioning as dorsal abutment for entering the correct plane between external and internal oblique muscles...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049186/combined-laparoscopic-and-open-technique-for-repair-of-congenital-abdominal-hernia-a-case-report-of-prune-belly-syndrome
#17
Qinghuang Ye, Yan Chen, Jinhui Zhu, Yuedong Wang
BACKGROUND: Prune belly syndrome (PBS) is a rare congenital disorder among adults, and the way for repairing abdominal wall musculature has no unified standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We described combining laparoscopic and open technique in an adult male who presented with PBS. Physical examination and radiological imaging verified the case of PBS. The deficiency of abdominal wall musculature was repaired by combining laparoscopic and open technique using a double-deck complex patch...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043711/the-many-guises-of-endometriosis-giant-abdominal-wall-endometriosis-masquerading-as-an-incisional-hernia
#18
Chiara Petrosellini, Sala Abdalla, Tayo Oke
Endometriosis is defined by the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Although it is a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain and infertility, its clinical presentation can vary, resulting in diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Extrapelvic endometriosis is particularly difficult to diagnose owing to its ability to mimic other conditions. Endometrial tissue in a surgical scar is uncommon and often misdiagnosed as a granuloma, abscess, or malignancy. Cyclical hemorrhagic ascites due to peritoneal endometriosis is exceptionally rare...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035177/use-of-epidural-analgesia-as-an-adjunct-in-elective-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-a-review-of-4983-cases
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Efstathios Karamanos, Sophie Dream, Anthony Falvo, Nathan Schmoekel, Aamir Siddiqui
CONTEXT: Use of epidural analgesia in patients undergoing elective abdominal wall reconstruction is common. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of epidural analgesia in patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction. DESIGN: All patients who underwent elective ventral hernia repair from 2005 to 2014 were retrospectively identified. Patients were divided into two groups by the postoperative use of epidural analgesics as an adjunct analgesic method...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030926/sternal-malformations-and-anesthetic-management
#20
REVIEW
John H Nichols, Viviane G Nasr
Shamberger and Welch classify sternal malformations into four types: thoracic ectopia cordis, cervical ectopia cordis, thoraco-abdominal ectopia cordis, and cleft sternum. Cleft sternum is the most common subset, with a reported incidence of 1 in 50,000 to 100,000 live births, representing 0.15% of all anterior chest wall malformations. Acostello et al further classify cleft sternum into complete or partial (superior, medium, inferior) with a simple superior partial cleft sternum being by far the most common with an orthotopic heart, intact pericardium, and normal skin coverage...
November 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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