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robotic inguinal hernia

James G Bittner Iv, Lawrence W Cesnik, Thomas Kirwan, Laurie Wolf, Dongjing Guo
Few publications describe the potential benefit of robotic-assisted inguinal hernia repair on acute postoperative groin pain (APGP). This study compared patients' perceptions of APGP, activity limitation, and overall satisfaction after robotic-assisted- (R), laparoscopic (L), or open (O) inguinal hernia repair (IHR). Random samples of patients from two web-based research panels and surgical practices were screened for patients who underwent IHR between October 28, 2015 and November 1, 2016. Qualified patients were surveyed to assess perceived APGP at 1 week postoperatively, activity disruption, and overall satisfaction...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Shuang Chen, Taicheng Zhou
Hernia and abdominal surgery keeps moving forward rapidly In 2017, lots of progress were achieved in etiology, material, and surgical technique. In etiology, TTN gene missense mutation was found in family members of indirect inguinal hernia. In material, a long-term slow-absorptive patch was present leading to a good choice of hernia therapy; application of 3D print for individual patch repair was expected. In surgical technique, efficacy of laparoscopic minimal invasive procedure or MILOS and eMILOS procedures was satisfactory in the treatment of complicated incisional hernia; tissue separation, patch placement and abdominal wall reconstruction by robotic surgery resulted in bigger operative space, faster postoperative recovery and lower morbidity of infection and seroma at operative site...
January 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Ja Yoon Ku, Chan Ho Lee, Won Young Park, Nam Kyung Lee, Seung Hyun Baek, Hong Koo Ha
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the cumulative incidence and risk factors of postoperative inguinal hernia (PIH) in patients undergoing radical prostatectomy, i.e., laparoscopic prostatectomy (LRP) and robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RARP). METHODS: This study included 1124 patients who had undergone radical prostatectomy or transurethral resection of bladder tumor from 2011-2016. We compared the cumulative incidence of PIH in the radical prostatectomy groups (460; LRP 341, RARP 119) and the control group (664; transurethral resection of bladder tumor), and we then analyzed the risk factors (age, operative methods, previous abdominal operative history, thickness and width of external oblique muscle and rectus muscle, thickness of abdominal subcutaneous fat layer at Hesselbach's triangle level, body mass index, prostate-specific antigen, operative time, specimen weight, Gleason score, and pathology T-stage) of PIH in the radical prostatectomy groups...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
David S Edelman
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair has certain advantages over open repair including less pain and earlier return to normal activity. Concurrent robotic inguinal hernia repair at the time of prostatectomy has been shown to have a lower recurrence rate than open repair. Robotic surgery adds high definition visualization and articulating instruments which enhances dexterity that makes laparoscopic hernia repair more refined. A series of robotic, laparoscopic, inguinal hernia repairs by a single surgeon with an extensive laparoscopic hernia experience at a single institution was undertaken to determine the role of robotic laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in minimally invasive surgery...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Satoshi Kurokawa, Yukihiro Umemoto, Kentaro Mizuno, Atsushi Okada, Akihiro Nakane, Hidenori Nishio, Shuzo Hamamoto, Ryosuke Ando, Noriyasu Kawai, Keiichi Tozawa, Yutaro Hayashi, Takahiro Yasui
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is commonly performed using the transperitoneal (TP) approach with six trocars over an 8-cm distance in the steep Trendelenburg position. In this study, we investigated the feasibility and the benefit of using the extraperitoneal (EP) approach with six trocars over a 4-cm distance in a flat or 5° Trendelenburg position. We also introduced four new steps to the surgical procedure and compared the surgical results and complications between the EP and TP approach using propensity score matching...
November 21, 2017: BMC Urology
Paul J M Wijsman, Ivo A M J Broeders, Hylke J Brenkman, Amir Szold, Antonello Forgione, Henk W R Schreuder, Esther C J Consten, Werner A Draaisma, Paul M Verheijen, Jelle P Ruurda, Yuval Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Robotic camera holders for endoscopic surgery have been available for 20 years but market penetration is low. The current camera holders are controlled by voice, joystick, eyeball tracking, or head movements, and this type of steering has proven to be successful but excessive disturbance of surgical workflow has blocked widespread introduction. The Autolap™ system (MST, Israel) uses a radically different steering concept based on image analysis. This may improve acceptance by smooth, interactive, and fast steering...
November 3, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Priscila R Armijo, Spyridon Pagkratis, Eugene Boilesen, Tiffany Tanner, Dmitry Oleynikov
BACKGROUND: Utilization of laparoscopy (LAP) has been increasing in general surgery for years, and there is currently a rapid increase in the utilization of robotic-assisted surgeries (RAS). This study evaluates trends in the surgical approach utilized in some commonly performed surgeries, the proportion of each approach within the procedures, and the cost of these surgeries based on the surgical approach. METHODS: This is a retrospective study using the Vizient database...
October 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Eric J Charles, J Hunter Mehaffey, Carlos A Tache-Leon, Peter T Hallowell, Robert G Sawyer, Zequan Yang
BACKGROUND: The number of robotic surgical procedures performed yearly is constantly rising, due to improved dexterity and visualization capabilities compared with conventional methods. We hypothesized that outcomes after robotic-assisted inguinal hernia repair would not be significantly different from outcomes after laparoscopic or open repair. METHODS: All patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair between 2012 and 2016 were identified using institutional American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data...
October 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Kwang Suk Lee, Kyo Chul Koo, Byung Ha Chung
PURPOSE: We previously identified that the existence of a patent processus vaginalis (PPV) is an important risk factor for a postoperative inguinal hernia (IH) in patients undergoing robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP), and we introduced a novel plugging method to prevent IH development. The present study aimed to analyze the long-term outcomes of this plugging method. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 1026 groins were reviewed between May 2007 and March 2016...
November 2017: Journal of Endourology
Daniel Pucheril, Brian Chun, Deepansh Dalela, Firas Abdollah, Scott A Laker, Craig G Rogers
Background: Ureter involvement within indirect hernias is a rare phenomenon usually identified incidentally during herniorrhaphy. Even more rare are extraperitoneal ureteral inguinal hernias, which represent about 20% of these cases and are characterized by a substantial amount of extraperitoneal fat in the hernia defect, the absence of a peritoneal sac, and associated with hydroureteronephrosis and nephroptosis. To date, repair of ureteral inguinal hernias has been performed exclusively using open surgical techniques...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
Travis Rogers, Eduardo Parra-Davila, Flavio Malcher, Carlos Hartmann, Bernardo Mastella, Guiherme de Araújo, Gabriel Ogaya-Pinies, Carlos Ortiz-Ortiz, Eduardo Hernandez-Cardona, Vipul Patel, Leandro Totti Cavazzola
Robotic radical prostatectomy (RARP) is well established as a safe and effective treatment for prostate cancer. According to published studies, patients undergoing RARP are at increased risk of being diagnosed with an inguinal hernia after RARP and are four times more likely to have an inguinal hernia repair (IHR) following RARP. Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of IHR during RARP. Overall, it has been observed that IHR adds on average, 12-15 min in total surgical time and there were no significant differences between RARP with or without IHR with respect to postoperative complications...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
M Sakon, Y Sekino, M Okada, H Seki, Y Munakata
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) inguinal hernia repair in patients who have undergone robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALP). METHODS: From July 2014 to December 2016, TAPP inguinal hernia repair was conducted in 40 consecutive patients who had previously undergone RALP. Their data were retrospectively analyzed as an uncontrolled case series. RESULTS: The mean operation time in patients who had previously undergone RALP was 99...
October 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Maja Raicevic, Amulya Kumar Saxena
BACKGROUND: This study performed a literature analysis to determine outcomes of laparoscopic management in Müllerian duct remnants (MDRs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Literature was searched for terms 'Müllerian' 'duct' 'remnants' and 'laparoscopy'. Primary end points were age at surgery, laparoscopic technique, intraoperative complications and postoperative morbidity. RESULTS: The search revealed 10 articles (2003-2014) and included 23 patients with mean age of 1...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Ki Choon Sim, Deuk Jae Sung, Na Yeon Han, Beom Jin Park, Min Ju Kim, Sung Bum Cho, Kyung-Sook Yang
PURPOSE: To evaluate preoperative CT features that predict the development of postoperative inguinal hernia after robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP). METHODS: We enrolled 160 men who underwent CT, subsequent RALRP, and at least three years of follow-up. CT was retrospectively reviewed in consensus by two radiologists for the presence of asymmetric spermatic cord fat and scrotal fluid collection. The diagnostic power of each CT feature for the development of postoperative inguinal hernia was calculated...
August 2, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
Fernando Athayde Veloso Madureira, José Luís Souza Varela, Delta Madureira, Luis Alfredo Vieira D'Almeida, Fábio Athayde Veloso Madureira, Alexandre Miranda Duarte, Otávio Pires Vaz, José Reinan Ramos
Objective: to describe the implementation of a training program in robotic surgery and to point the General Surgery procedures that can be performed with advantages using the robotic platform. Methods: we conducted a retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively from the robotic surgery group in General and Colo-Retal Surgery at the Samaritan Hospital (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), from October 2012 to December 2015. We describe the training stages and particularities...
May 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
David Horovitz, Xiang Lu, Changyong Feng, Edward M Messing, Jean V Joseph
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: With the peritoneum acting as a natural surface for lymphatic reabsorption, transperitoneal robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (tRARP) is thought to be associated with a lower incidence of symptomatic lymphoceles (SLs) compared with its extraperitoneal counterpart (eRARP) when bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection (BPLND) is performed. In this study, we aim to determine if there is a difference in SL formation and characteristics between the two approaches...
October 2017: Journal of Endourology
Tsuyoshi Majima, Yasushi Yoshino, Yoshihisa Matsukawa, Yasuhito Funahashi, Naoto Sassa, Masashi Kato, Momokazu Gotoh
To determine causative factors for de novo inguinal hernia (IH), after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). This was a retrospective, single-center study, which included patients undergoing RARP for prostate cancer at our institution, from February 2012 to January 2015. Cox proportional hazards models were used to determine the relationships between de novo IH and various factors. A total of 284 patients were included in the analysis. Forty-two (14.7%) patients developed IH at a median period of 8 months after RARP...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Andrew Iraniha, Joshua Peloquin
Laparoscopic TAPP inguinal hernia repair is an established alternative to open hernia repair, which offers equivalent outcomes with less postoperative pain and faster recovery. Unfortunately, it remains technically challenging, requiring advanced laparoscopic skills which have limited its popularity among surgeons. The robotic platform has the potential to overcome these challenges. The objective of this study was to examine the long-term quality of life and outcomes following robotic assisted TAPP inguinal hernia repair, since these data have not been reported up to now...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Alfred Allen E Buenafe, Alembert C Lee-Ong
Laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (IHR) offers the potential for excellent cosmetic outcomes and maximization of the inherent advantages of minimally invasive surgery. LESS IHR is associated with a steep learning curve, which is attributable to both the IHR technique itself and the single-site technique. The technical obstacles in the single-site technique may be mitigated by employing certain maneuvers and strategies that minimize clashing between instruments and improve freedom of movement...
August 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Ramachandra Kolachalam, Eugene Dickens, Lawrence D'Amico, Christopher Richardson, Jorge Rabaza, Reza Gamagami, Anthony Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive inguinal hernia repair (IHR) in general and particularly in obese patients has not been widely adopted, potentially due to the perceived technical challenges and the well-documented learning curve associated with laparoscopic repair. Outcomes in robotic-assisted IHR in obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2)) patients have not been described and warrant study. METHODS: Seven surgeons conducted a multicenter retrospective chart review of their early robotic-assisted IHR (RHR) cases and compared them with their open IHR (OHR) cases...
June 23, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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