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Epigastric hernia

Sarath Kumar Narayanan, Jagadeesh N Puthenvariath, Prathap Somnath, Arun Mohanan
BACKGROUND: Undescended testis is a common problem, which is prevalent in 3 % of male infants. This study aimed to determine the effect of leaving the deep inguinal ring (DIR) without closure during laparoscopic orchiopexy (LO), with regard to post-operative hernia formation and other outcomes. METHODS: From 2012 to 2014, 63 testicular units were managed with laparoscopy for non-palpable testis (NPT). Diagnostic laparoscopy was performed for all NPTs, and when they were intra-abdominal (42 testicular units), the DIR was left open after mobilization of the testis into the scrotum medial to the inferior epigastric vessels (Prentiss manoeuvre)...
October 21, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
J Schwarz, W Reinpold, Reinhard Bittner
INTRODUCTION: The "MILOS concept" (mini/less open sublay repair) was developed to realize the benefits of minimally invasive surgery and avoid the disadvantages of traditional open techniques in repair of primary and secondary abdominal wall hernias. Utilizing the MILOS concept, the mesh can be placed in the retromuscular position without opening of the abdominal cavity or without the necessity to perform a large skin incision. The dissection of the retromuscular plane may be done by an open technique (MILOS) or endoscopically (EMILOS)...
October 20, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
Nele Loret, Marieke De Visschere, Luc Berwouts
INTRODUCTION: The exponential increase of bariatric surgery has resulted in a new diagnostic field of postoperative complications. One of the possibly serious complications is trocar site hernia. CASE REPORT: We present a rare case of trocar site hernia, in particular herniation of the blind loop of the jejunojejunostomy in a patient previously operated for laparoscopic gastric bypass. CONCLUSION: In patients with intermittent epigastric pain and regurgitation or nausea after RYGB, the differential diagnosis should include internal herniation and cholecystitis...
August 10, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
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2016: BMJ Case Reports
P J Chung, J S Lee, S Tam, A Schwartzman, M O Bernstein, L Dresner, A Alfonso, G Sugiyama
PURPOSE: Anterior abdominal wall hernias are among the most commonly encountered surgical disease. We sought to identify risk factors that are associated with 30-day postoperative mortality following emergent abdominal wall hernia repair using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data from the ACS NSQIP from 2005 to 2010 was performed. Patients were selected using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Disease 9 Clinical Modification (ICD9) codes for the repair of inguinal, femoral, umbilical, epigastric, ventral, or incisional hernias that were incarcerated, obstructed, strangulated, or gangrenous...
September 16, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Vian Azzu
BACKGROUND: Gastropericardial fistula is a rare life-threatening condition, being reported only 65 times in modern literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67 year-old man who presented with weight loss, chest pain and epigastric pain was found to have pericardial effusion and pneumopericardium on computed imaging. Endoscopy and histology confirmed a gastric adenocarcinoma within a hiatus hernia, which had fistulated to the pericardium. His condition was complicated by pulmonary emboli and lobar infarction, all contributing to rapid deterioration and death...
August 19, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
Hoon Kim, Chi Sun Yoon, Hoon Bum Lee, Byung Kyun Ko, Gyu Yeol Kim, Kyu Nam Kim
INTRODUCTION: Potential challenges associated with immediate small breast reconstruction include an inadequate size of the donor site, a thinner skin envelope and limited selection of implants. We present immediate postmastectomy reconstruction of small breasts with a laparoscopically harvested pedicled omental flap (LHPOF) in five Korean women. METHODS: From December 2014 to July 2015, we performed immediate postmastectomy reconstruction with an LHPOF in five breast cancer patients...
August 3, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Yuichi Akama, Tetsuya Shimizu, Itsuo Fujita, Yoshikazu Kanazawa, Daisuke Kakinuma, Hitoshi Kanno, Aya Yamagishi, Hiroki Arai, Eiji Uchida
BACKGROUND: Chylous ascites is an uncommon finding which is usually associated with recent abdominal/oncologic or retroperitoneal surgery. It is not usually seen in cases of acute obstruction. CASE PRESENTATION: A patient who had previously undergone a laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y reconstruction for early gastric cancer presented with acute abdominal pain and epigastric fullness. Computed tomography suggested small bowel obstruction due to volvulus...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
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
Petros Zezos, Ziv Harel, Fred Saibil
A large variety of medications can cause pill-induced esophagitis. Herein we present a case of cloxacillin-induced esophagitis. A 66-year-old male presented with an acute onset of epigastric and retrosternal pain on the 5th day of a course of oral cloxacillin prescribed for erysipelas. Initial clinical and imaging assessment was negative and he was sent home. A few days later, he returned with persistent severe retrosternal pain; endoscopy at the same day revealed a normal upper esophagus, several small stellate erosions in the midesophagus, and a normal squamocolumnar junction with a small hiatus hernia...
2016: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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
Fernando Navarro, Catherine Loflin, Paul Diegidio, Abdelaziz Atwez, Jeremy Reeves
INTRODUCTION: Herniation through gastrostomy site is an extremely rare complication of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). We present two unusual cases of gastrostomy site herniation, the surgical management thereof, and a corresponding review of the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: The first patient is a 65year old Caucasian male who complained of epigastric pain and a bulge at his previous gastrostomy tube incision site three weeks after its removal. Initial exam revealed a hernia measuring approximately 10cm which was later repaired by laparoscopic surgery with a composite mesh...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Sastha Ahanatha Pillai, Santhanakrishnan Chinnappan
Patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH) usually present in the neonatal period with respiratory distress. Delayed presentation of CDH in adults is rare and difficult to diagnose. We present a 42-year-old female patient who came with complaints of epigastric pain and breathlessness on exertion. X-ray and CT scan of the chest revealed a right-sided Morgagni hernia. The contents of the hernia were reduced and a primary tension free repair of the hernia defect was done through laparotomy. The postoperative course was uneventful...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
Alessia Ferrarese, Stefano Enrico, Mario Solej, Alessandra Surace, Mario Junior Nardi, Paolo Millo, Rosaldo Allieta, Cosimo Feleppa, Luigi D'Ambra, Stefano Berti, Enrico Gelarda, Felice Borghi, Gabriele Pozzo, Bartolomeo Marino, Emma Marchigiano, Pietro Cumbo, Maria Paola Bellomo, Claudio Filippa, Paolo Depaolis, Mario Nano, Valter Martino
BACKGROUND: The laparoscopic repair of non-midline ventral hernia (LNM) has been debated. The aim of this study is to analyze our experience performing the laparoscopic approach to non-midline ventral hernias (NMVHs) in Northwest Italy for 6 years. METHODS: A total of 78 patients who underwent LNM between March 2008 and March 2014 in the selected institutions were analyzed. We retrospectively analyzed the peri- and postoperative data and the recurrence rate of four subgroups of NMVHs: subcostal, suprapubic, lumbar, and epigastric...
September 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Edmund Leung, Simon Bramhall, Prajeesh Kumar, Moustafa Mourad, Amdad Ahmed
INTRODUCTION: Hernias through the foramen of Winslow are extremely rare, accounting for 0.1% of all abdominal hernias. Delayed diagnosis is often observed, resulting in bowel strangulation and high mortality. METHOD: We present a case of a patient with strangulated ileum herniated through the foramen of Winslow. Recent literature review was undertaken on "PubMed" as a search platform using the keywords "foramen of Winslow" and "hernia". CASE SUMMARY: A 66-year-old man presented acutely with severe epigastric pain and vomiting...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Gastroenterology
Bruna do Nascimento Santos, Marcos Belotto de Oliveira, Renata D'Alpino Peixoto
INTRODUCTION: According to the Brazilian National Institute of Cancer, gastric cancer is the third leading cause of death among men and the fifth among women in Brazil. Surgical resection is the only potentially curative treatment. The most serious complications associated with surgery are fistulas and dehiscence of the jejunal-esophageal anastomosis. Hiatal hernia refers to herniation of elements of the abdominal cavity through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm, though this occurrence is rarely reported as a complication in gastrectomy...
January 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Giuseppe Amato, Antonino Agrusa, Vito Rodolico, Roberto Puleio, Giuseppe Di Buono, Silvia Amodeo, Eliana Gulotta, Giorgio Romano
INTRODUCTION: Identification of a combined hernia is a common occurrence in the course of inguinal hernia repair. This type of protrusion disease seems to affect the elderly, in particular. Very few investigations have been carried out to ascertain the structural changes that occur in the groin affected by this clinical condition. METHOD: Analysis of intraoperative findings of combined inguinal hernias evidenced in the elderly, from the most recent 100 groin hernia repair procedures carried out by a single operator, represents the basis of the article...
September 2016: International Journal of Surgery
Ferdinand Köckerling, Marinos Damianos Botsinis, Christine Rohde, Wolfgang Reinpold
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic umbilical and/or epigastric hernias are often seen concomitantly with rectus abdominis diastasis (RAD), and suture repair of such defects has a high recurrence rate. In the literature, there are reports of both endoscopic and open techniques for repair of symptomatic umbilical and/or epigastric hernias in association with RAD. This paper now reports on the early results of a hybrid technique used for reconstruction of the linea alba and mesh augmentation [endoscopic-assisted linea alba reconstruction plus mesh augmentation (ELAR plus)]...
2016: Frontiers in Surgery
Julie E Park, Deana S Shenaq, Amanda K Silva, Julie M Mhlaba, David H Song
BACKGROUND: Refinements in microsurgical breast reconstruction have refined superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) and superficial circumflex iliac artery (SCIA) flaps, yet technical difficulties and varied success rates limit widespread acceptance. The authors present the outcomes of their experience with 145 consecutive SIEA/SCIA flaps and suggest technical tips to improve success with this important flap. METHODS: An institutional review board-approved retrospective chart review of all SIEA/SCIA free flaps performed by the senior authors between January 1, 2006, and February 6, 2014, was conducted...
June 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Fahrettin Uysal, Ozlem Mehtap Bostan, Muhammed Hamza Halil Toprak, Isik Senkaya Signak, Ergun Cil
Congenital ventricular diverticulum is a rare cardiac anomaly defined as a localized protrusion of the ventricular free wall. Although, it is usually asymptomatic, complications such as embolism, infective endocarditis, and arrhythmias can occur. The diagnosis can be made by echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, or catheter angiography. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice in symptomatic patients, whereas the management of asymptomatic patients often represents a therapeutic dilemma...
May 2016: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
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