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laparoscopic ventral hernia repair

V Piloni, M Bergamasco, G Melara, P Garavello
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between symptoms of obstructed defecation and findings on magnetic resonance (MR) defecography in males with obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS). METHODS: Thirty-six males with ODS who underwent MR defecography at our institution between March 2013 and February 2016 were asked in a telephone interview about their symptoms and subsequent treatment, either medical or surgical. Patients were divided into 2 groups, one with anismus (Group 1) and one with prolapse without anismus (Group 2)...
March 6, 2018: Techniques in Coloproctology
Peter A Walker, Audriene C May, Jiandi Mo, Deepa V Cherla, Monica Rosales Santillan, Steven Kim, Heidi Ryan, Shinil K Shah, Erik B Wilson, Shawn Tsuda
BACKGROUND: The utilization of robotic platforms for general surgery procedures such as hernia repair is growing rapidly in the United States. A limited amount of data are available evaluating operative outcomes in comparison to standard laparoscopic surgery. We completed a retrospective review comparing robotic and laparoscopic ventral hernia repair to provide safety and outcomes data to help design a future prospective trial design. METHODS: A retrospective review of 215 patients undergoing ventral hernia repair (142 robotic and 73 laparoscopic) was completed at two large academic centers...
February 6, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Benjamin T Jarman, Colette T O'Heron, Kara J Kallies, Thomas H Cogbill
OBJECTIVE: Providing opportunities for autonomy to enhance the development of independence and confidence during surgery residency remains among the greatest challenges of the current training paradigm. The objective of this study was to evaluate the implementation and outcomes of a chief resident service (CRS). DESIGN: A CRS was designed with operative, call and office responsibilities. Supervision and evaluation were consistent with institutional guidelines. CRS operative logs from 2011 to 2014 were compared with logs from the participants' first year in practice...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
Luis José Sánchez, Micaela Piccoli, Carlo Giovanni Ferrari, Eugenio Cocozza, Maurizio Cesari, Pietro Maida, Antonio Iuppa, Giuseppe Pavone, Lapo Bencini
Laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair (LIVHR) has been largely employed by the surgical community worldwide, despite the use of different types of mesh and fixation devices. A large nationwide prospective multicentric database collected 2005 operations from 8 high-volume centers, to investigate the perioeperative and long-term outcomes. The laparoscopic operations were completed in 1979 patients (98.7%), with a mean age of 60.7 years and a Body Mass Index of 28.8 kg/m2. Two hundred and one patient (18...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
Julio Gómez-Menchero, Juan Francisco Guadalajara Jurado, Juan Manuel Suárez Grau, Juan Antonio Bellido Luque, Joaquin Luis García Moreno, Isaías Alarcón Del Agua, Salvador Morales-Conde
BACKGROUND: Closing the defect (CD) during laparoscopic ventral hernia repair began to be performed in order to decrease seroma, to improve the functionality of the abdominal wall, and to decrease the bulging effect. However, tension at the incision after CD in large defects is related to an increased rate of pain and recurrence. We present the preliminary results of a new technique for medium midline hernias as an alternative to conventional CD. METHODS: A prospective controlled study was conducted from January 2015 to January 2017 to evaluate an elective new procedure (LIRA) performed on patients with midline ventral hernias (4-10 cm width)...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Wolfgang Reinpold, Michael Schröder, Cigdem Berger, Jennifer Nehls, Alexander Schröder, Martin Hukauf, Ferdinand Köckerling, Reinhard Bittner
OBJECTIVE: Improvement of ventral hernia repair. BACKGROUND: Despite the use of mesh and other recent improvements, the currently popular techniques of ventral hernia repair have specific disadvantages and risks. METHODS: We developed the endoscopically assisted mini- or less-open sublay (MILOS) concept. The operation is performed transhernially via a small incision with light-holding laparoscopic instruments either under direct, or endoscopic visualization...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Yi-Wei Chan, Zacaria Sow, Dobrica Lukic, Matthias Monschein, Elisabeth Calek, Michael Pretterklieber, Christian Hollinsky
BACKGROUND: As there is a lack of clarity in terms of the tensile strength of mesh fixation for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR), our aim was to investigate the immediate tensile strength of currently available mesh fixation devices on human anatomic specimens. METHODS: Sixteen recently deceased body donators (mean body mass index of 24.4 kg/m2) were used to test the immediate tensile strength (Newton) of 11 different LVHR mesh fixation devices. RESULTS: Each of the 11 different laparoscopic fixation devices was tested 44 times...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
V M A Stirler, R J de Haas, J T F J Raymakers, S Rakic
PURPOSE: A persistent seroma located posterior to a mesh (PPS) remains a little known complication after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR). The aim of this large case series was to analyse the prevalence and clinical course as well as identify related factors and independent predictors of PPS. METHODS: All 1288 adult patients who underwent a LVHR with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene mesh (ePTFE) between January 2003 and July 2014 were reviewed. Those who underwent an abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan more than 3 months afterwards (n = 166) were included and their scans were analysed...
January 15, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Herbert P Stride, Brian C George, Reed G Williams, Jordan D Bohnen, Megan J Eaton, Mary C Schuller, Lihui Zhao, Amy Yang, Shari L Meyerson, Rebecca Scully, Gary L Dunnington, Laura Torbeck, John T Mullen, Samuel P Mandell, Michael Choti, Eugene Foley, Chandrakanth Are, Edward Auyang, Jeffrey Chipman, Jennifer Choi, Andreas Meier, Douglas Smink, Kyla P Terhune, Paul Wise, Debra DaRosa, Nathaniel Soper, Jay B Zwischenberger, Keith Lillemoe, Jonathan P Fryer
BACKGROUND: Concerns exist regarding the competency of general surgery graduates with performing core general surgery procedures. Current competence assessment incorporates minimal procedural numbers requirements. METHODS: Based on the Zwisch scale we evaluated the level of autonomy achieved by categorical PGY1-5 general surgery residents at 14 U.S. general surgery resident training programs between September 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016. With 5 of the most commonly performed core general surgery procedures, we correlated the level of autonomy achieved by each resident with the number of procedures they had performed before the evaluation period, with the intent of identifying specific target numbers that would correlate with the achievement of meaningful autonomy for each procedure with most residents...
March 2018: Surgery
Daniel Leonard Chan, Michael Leonard Talbot
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October 31, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Y W Novitsky
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic flank hernias (TFH) are caused by a blunt abdominal trauma with resultant detachment of the oblique musculofascial complex at the iliac crest and/or costal margin. Given such proximity to the bony structures and essential absence of healthy fascia to anchor the mesh, TFH represent a challenging surgical problem. Although laparoscopic repair of ventral hernias has become very common, no series of laparoscopic repairs of TFH has been reported to date. We present a series of patients undergoing laparoscopic repair of TFH...
December 15, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Xiaotong Cheryl Tan, Sunny Nalavenkata, Michael Yunaev
Spigelian hernias are a rare lateral ventral abdominal hernia that carry a high risk of strangulation due to their smaller sizes, and require surgical intervention. In more complex cases involving an anticoagulated patient, perioperative management of anticoagulation must be monitored and reviewed to avoid potential pitfalls. We present an 81-year-old woman who presented with right groin pain, and was requiring warfarin anticoagulation due to her cardiac history. The spigelian hernia was diagnosed and reduced laparoscopically, and the defect was repaired and reinforced by mesh...
December 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
J J Baker, S Öberg, K Andresen, T W Klausen, J Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Ventral hernia repairs are common and have high recurrence rates. They are usually repaired laparoscopically with an intraperitoneal mesh, which can be fixed in various ways. The aim was to evaluate the recurrence rates for the different fixation techniques. METHODS: This systematic review included studies with human adults with a ventral hernia repaired with an intraperitoneal onlay mesh. The outcome was recurrence at least 6 months after operation...
January 2018: British Journal of Surgery
P Praveen Raj, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, S Saravana Kumar, R Parthasarathi, C Palanivelu
Bariatric surgery can be safely combined with laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) repair. In case of large ventral hernias, laparoendoscopic component separation can also be combined to achieve tension-free closure of the defect. Concomitant bariatric surgery and hernia repair also offer the additional benefit of reduction in recurrence of hernias as obesity, one of the risk factors, is treated in the process. We present a case of 60-year-old man with a body mass index of 45.3 kg/m2 with a large recurrent ventral hernia...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
A R Ruis, Alexandra A Rosser, Cheyenne Quandt-Walle, Jay N Nathwani, David Williamson Shaffer, Carla M Pugh
BACKGROUND: This paper explores a method for assessing intraoperative performance by modeling how surgeons integrate psychomotor, procedural, and cognitive skills to manage errors. METHODS: Audio-video data were collected from general surgery residents (N = 45) performing a simulated laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Errors were identified using a standard checklist, and speech was coded for elements related to error recognition and management. Epistemic network analysis (ENA) was used to model the integration of error management skills...
December 2, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
Lindsey L Wolf, Julius I Ejiofor, Ye Wang, Myriam G Hunink, Elena Losina, Adil H Haider, Douglas S Smink
OBJECTIVE: To compare long-term clinical and economic outcomes associated with 3 management strategies for reducible ventral hernia: repair at diagnosis (open or laparoscopic) and watchful waiting. BACKGROUND: There is variability in ventral hernia management. Recent data suggest watchful waiting is safe; however, long-term clinical and economic outcomes for different management strategies remain unknown. METHODS: We built a state-transition microsimulation model to forecast outcomes for individuals with reducible ventral hernia, simulating a cohort of 1 million individuals for each strategy...
November 29, 2017: Annals of Surgery
A Sharma, P Chowbey, N S Kantharia, M Baijal, V Soni, R Khullar
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) with intra-peritoneal mesh placement is standard surgical treatment of abdominal wall hernias. During laparoscopic re-intervention, we examined adhesions that develop after previous intra-peritoneal mesh placement and ascertained morbidity and risk of adverse events. METHODS: This is a retrospective, case-matched comparison of three patient groups-previous intra-peritoneal mesh (Group A), previous abdominal surgery (Group B) and no previous abdominal surgery (Group C)...
November 18, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
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
Jay N Nathwani, Brett J Wise, Margaret E Garren, Hossein Mohamadipanah, Nicole Van Beek, Shannon M DiMarco, Carla M Pugh
BACKGROUND: Nearly one-third of surgical residents will enter into academic development during their surgical residency by dedicating time to a research fellowship for 1-3 y. Major interest lies in understanding how laboratory residents' surgical skills are affected by minimal clinical exposure during academic development. A widely held concern is that the time away from clinical exposure results in surgical skills decay. This study examines the impact of the academic development years on residents' operative performance...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
Juan Antonio Bellido Luque, Araceli Bellido Luque, Julio Gomez Menchero, Juan Manuel Suarez Grau, Joaquin García Moreno, Antonio Tejada Gomez, Juan Guadalajara Jurado
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December 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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