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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398241/the-results-of-expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene-mesh-repair-in-difficult-abdominal-wall-defects
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Tarkan Ünek, Selman Sökmen, Tufan Egeli, Vildan Avkan Oğuz, Hülya Ellidokuz, Funda Obuz
BACKGROUND: The repair of difficult abdominal wall defects (AWDs) continues to be a crucial and demanding issue for surgeons. This study aimed to present the risk factors and the long-term results of usage of an expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE) synthetic mesh for the AWR of difficult abdominal wall defects. METHODS: This study included 156 adult patients who underwent difficult AWR with e-PTFE mesh for incisional hernia, ventral hernia, and created AWDs of various etiopathologies...
February 2, 2018: Asian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388078/complications-and-recurrence-rates-of-patients-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-undergoing-ventral-hernioplasty-a-case-series
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L F Kroese, E H Mommers, C Robbens, N D Bouvy, J F Lange, F Berrevoet
PURPOSE: Ventral hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures, though recurrences are common. Recurrence can be caused by impaired collagen formation or maturation; hence, patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) are potentially at increased risk for hernia recurrence. EDS causes altered collagen metabolism, though little is known about the influence of EDS on ventral hernioplasty outcomes. This study aims to analyze these patients to report complication rates, recurrence rates, and, if possible, to give recommendations for surgical intervention...
January 31, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344785/laparoscopic-intracorporeal-rectus-aponeuroplasty-lira-technique-a-step-forward-in-minimally-invasive-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-for-ventral-hernia-repair-lvhr
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335909/persistent-posterior-seroma-after-laparoscopic-repair-of-ventral-abdominal-wall-hernias-with-expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene-mesh-prevalence-independent-predictors-and-detached-tacks-retrospective-review
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247365/full-thickness-skin-graft-vs-synthetic-mesh-in-the-repair-of-giant-incisional-hernia-a-randomized-controlled-multicenter-study
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L Clay, B Stark, U Gunnarsson, K Strigård
PURPOSE: Repair of large incisional hernias includes the implantation of a synthetic mesh, but this may lead to pain, stiffness, infection and enterocutaneous fistulae. Autologous full-thickness skin graft as on-lay reinforcement has been tested in eight high-risk patients in a proof-of-concept study, with satisfactory results. In this multicenter randomized study, the use of skin graft was compared to synthetic mesh in giant ventral hernia repair. METHODS: Non-smoking patients with a ventral hernia > 10 cm wide were randomized to repair using an on-lay autologous full-thickness skin graft or a synthetic mesh...
December 15, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247364/laparoscopic-repair-of-traumatic-flank-hernias
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237666/spigelian-hernia-and-pitfalls-of-postoperative-anticoagulation
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187125/nitro-oleic-acid-no2oa-release-enhances-regional-angiogenesis-in-a-rat-abdominal-wall-defect-model
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Antonio D'Amore, Marco Fazzari, Hongbin Jiang, Samuel K Luketich, Michael E Luketich, Richard F Hoff, Daniel L Jacobs, Xinzhu Gu, Stephen F Badylak, Bruce A Freeman, William R Wagner
Ventral hernia is often addressed surgically by the placement of prosthetic materials, either synthetic or from allogeneic and xenogeneic biologic sources. Despite advances in surgical approaches and device design, a number of postsurgical limitations remain, including hernia recurrence, mesh encapsulation, and reduced vascularity of the implanted volume. The in situ controlled release of angiogenic factors from a scaffold facilitating abdominal wall repair might address some of these issues associated with sub-optimal tissue reconstruction...
November 29, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151228/previously-implanted-intra-peritoneal-mesh-increases-morbidity-during-re-laparoscopy-a-retrospective-case-matched-cohort-study
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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
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/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/cm2). 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 106 colony-forming unit (CFU) of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
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 cm2, ≤ 3 prior repairs, and ≥ 1 high-risk criteria (obesity (BMI: 30-40 kg/m2), 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/29052067/concomitant-open-ventral-hernia-repair-what-is-the-financial-impact-of-performing-open-ventral-hernia-with-other-abdominal-procedures-concomitantly
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Vashisht Madabhushi, Margaret A Plymale, John Scott Roth, Sara Johnson, Alex Wade, Daniel L Davenport
BACKGROUND: Open ventral hernia repair (VHR) is often performed in conjunction with other abdominal procedures. Clinical outcomes and financial implications of VHR are becoming better understood; however, financial implications of concomitant VHR during other abdominal procedures are unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the financial implications of adding VHR to open abdominal procedures. METHODS: This IRB-approved study retrospectively reviewed hospital costs to 180-day post-discharge of standalone VHRs, isolated open abdominal surgeries (bowel resection or stoma closure, removal of infected mesh, hysterectomy or oophorectomy, panniculectomy or abdominoplasty, open appendectomy or cholecystectomy), performed at our institution from October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2014...
October 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027327/laparoscopic-ventral-hernia-repair-using-only-5-mm-ports
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Nicholas Bell-Allen, Harriet O'Rourke, Lisa Hong, Nicholas O'Rourke
BACKGROUND: The technique of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair has been evolving since it was first described over 20 years ago. We report a new technique where polyester mesh was back loaded through a 5-mm port site, coming into contact with the skin. This avoids the need for any 10-12-mm ports. METHODS: A prospective database of laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs was examined. A single surgeon performed 344 laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs using this technique over 60 months...
October 12, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019554/tensiometric-analysis-of-meshes-used-in-abdominal-ventral-wall-defects-in-rats
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Carlos Alberto Lima Utrabo, Nicolau Gregori Czeczko, Cesar Roberto Busato, Mário Rodrigues Montemór-Netto, Leandro Lipinski, Osvaldo Malafaia
BACKGROUND: Among the various strategies to avoid exaggerated foreign body reaction in the treatment of hernias is the limitation of the amount of polypropylene or the use of absorbable material. AIM: To evaluate the healing of defects in the abdominal wall of rats, comparing microporous polypropylene, macroporous polypropylene and polypropylene/polyglecaprone at the 30º, 60º and 120º postoperative day. METHODS: Wistar rats were submitted to defect production in the ventral abdominal wall, with integrity of the parietal peritoneum...
July 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951658/robotic-ventral-hernia-repair-and-endoscopic-component-separation-outcomes
#16
Rodolfo J Oviedo, Jarrod C Robertson, Apurva Sunder Desai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Robot-assisted hernia repair, combined with endoscopic component separation, has reduced recurrence and complication rates and allowed immediate intervention in obese patients. We sought to study surgical outcomes in this high-risk group of patients in a community hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of ventral, incisional, and umbilical hernia repairs performed at a small community hospital by a single surgeon from March 2014 through November 2016, with statistical analysis of the surgical outcomes...
July 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923630/use-of-nonvascularized-abdominal-rectus-fascia-after-liver-small-bowel-and-multiorgan-transplantation-long-term-follow-up-of-a-single-center-series
#17
P A Farinelli, J S Rubio, J M Padín, C Rumbo, H Solar, D Ramisch, G E Gondolesi
BACKGROUND: The abdominal wall may be severely compromised in the vast majority of intestinal and multiorgan transplant candidates, and sometimes as a consequence of complex liver transplantation. Multiple options have been described to overcome this problem, varying from component separation to the extreme need of performing an abdominal wall transplantation. The aim of the present paper is to report the largest and longest-term results of patients that received an abdominal rectus fascia (ARF) after liver, intestinal, or multiorgan transplantation at a single transplant center...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917010/differences-of-alternative-methods-of-measuring-abdominal-wall-hernia-defect-size-a-prospective-observational-study
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Deepa V Cherla, Debbie F Lew, Richard J Escamilla, Julie L Holihan, Arun S Cherla, Juan Flores-Gonzalez, Tien C Ko, Lillian S Kao, Mike K Liang
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of defect size, there are no standardized recommendations on how to measure ventral hernias. Our aims were to determine (1) if any significant differences existed between various methods of measuring ventral hernias and (2) the effect of these methods of measurement on selection of mesh size. METHOD: A prospective study of all patients enrolled in a randomized trial assessing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair at a single institution from 3/2015 to 7/2016 was eligible for inclusion...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915205/postoperative-pain-after-laparoscopic-repair-of-primary-umbilical-hernia-titanium-tacks-versus-absorbable-tacks-a-prospective-comparative-cohort-analysis-of-80-patients-with-a-long-term-follow-up
#19
Vincent M A Stirler, Erol G Nallayici, Robbert J de Haas, Johan T F J Raymakers, Srdjan Rakic
We investigated if a novel fixation device with absorbable tacks (Securestrap) causes less early and chronic postoperative pain after laparoscopic repair with a double-crown mesh fixation of ventral abdominal wall hernia when compared with the standard fixation device with nonabsorbable titanium tacks (Protack). The primary outcome measure was early postoperative pain at 2, 6, and 12 weeks postoperatively. The secondary outcome measure was chronic postoperative pain measured ≥18 months after surgery. Pain levels were assessed using a visual analog scale ranging from 0 (no pain) to 100 mm (excruciating pain)...
September 14, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876612/laparoscopic-ventral-hernia-repair-a-single-surgeon-study-using-a-circumferential-transfascial-suture-technique
#20
G Campbell, R P Mills
BACKGROUND: The ideal technique for ventral primary and incisional hernia repair is unclear. There is a paucity of literature from South African authors. In this report, a standardised technique of intraperitoneal mesh placement and fixation is described. METHOD: A retrospective study of 152 patient records. Each patient underwent laparoscopic ventral hernia repair between 2007 and 2016 by a single surgeon. A standardised technique was used in every operation. In each case a circumferential mesh overlap of 5 centimetres from the defect was achieved...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
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