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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
L D'Amore, F Ceci, S Mattia, M Fabbi, P Negro, F Gossetti
BACKGROUND: In ventral hernia repair, when prosthetic material is placed intraperitoneally, it may lead to an inflammatory reaction resulting in adhesions between the mesh and abdominal viscera. Several meshes have been developed to minimize this process. In this experimental study, the ability of different combined meshes to attenuate the adhesion formation was examined. METHODS: Three commercially available lightweight porous combined meshes were placed intraperitoneally to repair an abdominal wall defect in rats: DynaMesh-IPOM (PVDF + PP), TiMesh (titanium-coated filament PP) and C-QUR/FX (omega-3 fatty acid-coated filament PP)...
October 18, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Alexandra M Moore, Lisa N Anderson, David C Chen
INTRODUCTION: Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques for ventral hernia repair have evolved to achieve the benefits and minimize the limitations of both the open Rives-Stoppa sublay mesh repair and laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) repair. By combining the principles of a retromuscular repair with the benefits of a minimally invasive approach, these techniques attempt to decrease recurrence, increase functionality, exclude mesh from the viscera, limit infection and wound complications, and minimize pain...
October 6, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Shimpei Matsui, Nobuhiro Nitori, Ayu Kato, Yoshifumi Ikeda, Yuko Kiatagwa, Hirotoshi Hasegawa, Koji Okabayashi, Masashi Tsuruta, Masaki Kitajima
INTRODUCTION: Spigelian hernia (SH) is a rare ventral hernia occurring near the lateral border of the rectus muscle. The treatment remains controversial and depends on institutional expertise. Although laparoscopic surgery is a good adaptation for the repair of ventral hernias, only a few cases have been reported in the literature. Here, we report a case of totally extra-peritoneal (TEP) repair for bilateral SHs. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 74-year-old Japanese man presented with asymptomatic bulges in the right lower abdominal quadrant...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
A Brescia, F Tomassini, G Berardi, M Pezzatini, A Dall'Oglio, F Pindozzi, M Gasparrini
BACKGROUND: Patients requiring ventral hernia (VH) repair during perioperative chemotherapy have a higher risk for post-operative complications. The aim of the study was to perform a case-controlled analysis in patients undergoing chemotherapy who underwent VH repair using biological mesh or synthetic mesh. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2015, 32 patients, within 8 weeks from chemotherapy administration, were treated electively for VH repair using a biological mesh (BIOMESH)...
October 6, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Muhammad Naeem, Mariyah Anwer, Muhammad Shamim Qureshi
OBJECTIVE: To find out the short term outcomes of effectiveness and safety of laparoscopic ventral rectopexy for rectal prolapse. METHODS: It was a descriptive case series study of 31 consecutive patients of rectal prolapse in Colorectal division of Ward 2, Department of General surgery, Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center, Karachi, from November 2009 to November 2015. These patients were admitted through outpatient department with complains of something coming out of anus, constipation and per rectal bleeding...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
T Rautio, J Mäkelä-Kaikkonen, M Vaarala, M Kairaluoma, J Kössi, M Carpelan-Holmström, S Salmenkylä, P Ohtonen, J Mäkelä
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic ventral rectopexy has been used to treat male patients with external rectal prolapse, but evidence to support this approach is scarce. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of this new abdominal rectopexy surgical technique in men. METHODS: This was a retrospective multicenter study. Adult male patients who were operated on for external rectal prolapse using ventral rectopexy in five tertiary hospitals in Finland between 2006 and 2014 were included in the study...
October 2016: Techniques in Coloproctology
Marcello Picchio, Andrea Muggianu, Francesca Mancini, Orlando Tintisona, Erasmo Spaziani
INTRODUCTION: Mesh migration into the intestine is very rare after incisional hernia repair. CASE REPORT: We report the case of transmural mesh migration from the abdominal wall into the small bowel presenting as recurrent small bowel obstruction 18 years after repeated surgical repair of an incisional ventral hernia. At surgery, a mesh was found inside the resected ileal loop. DISCUSSION: Mesh migration into the intestine is a possible, although very rare, complication after incisional hernia repair with nonabsorbable meshes...
September 9, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Katherine E Law, Eran C Gwillim, Rebecca D Ray, Anne-Lise D D'Angelo, Elaine R Cohen, Rebekah M Fiers, Drew N Rutherford, Carla M Pugh
BACKGROUND: The study investigates the relationship between motor coordination errors and total errors using a human factors framework. We hypothesize motor coordination errors will correlate with total errors and provide validity evidence for error tolerance as a performance metric. METHODS: Residents' laparoscopic skills were evaluated during a simulated laparoscopic ventral hernia repair for motor coordination errors when grasping for intra-abdominal mesh or suture...
October 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Jennifer Hrabe, Brooke Gurland
Rectal prolapse is associated with debilitating symptoms and leads to both functional impairment and anatomic distortion. Symptoms include rectal bulge, mucous drainage, bleeding, incontinence, constipation, tenesmus, as well as discomfort, pressure, and pain. The only cure is surgical. The optimal surgical repair is not yet defined though laparoscopic rectopexy with mesh is emerging as a more durable approach. The chosen approach should be individually tailored, taking into account factors such as presence of pelvic floor defects and coexistence of vaginal prolapse, severe constipation, surgical fitness, and whether the patient has had a previous prolapse procedure...
September 2016: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Kristen E Elstner, John W Read, Omar Rodriguez-Acevedo, Kevin Ho-Shon, John Magnussen, Nabeel Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: A rarely used technique for enabling closure of large ventral hernias with loss of domain is preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum (PPP), which uses intermittent insufflation to gradually stretch the contracted abdominal wall muscles, increasing the capacity of the abdominal cavity. This allows the re-introduction of herniated viscera into the abdominal cavity and assists in closure of giant hernias which may otherwise be considered inoperable. METHODS: This was a prospective study assessing 16 patients between 2013 and 2015 with multi-recurrent ventral hernia...
August 29, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Caitlin W Hicks, Katherine E Poruk, Pablo A Baltodano, Kevin C Soares, Said C Azoury, Carisa M Cooney, Peter Cornell, Frederic E Eckhauser
BACKGROUND: Sandwich ventral hernia repair (SVHR) may reduce ventral hernia recurrence rates, although with an increased risk of surgical site occurrences (SSOs) and surgical site infections (SSIs). Previously, we found that a modified negative pressure wound therapy (hybrid vacuum-assisted closure [HVAC]) system reduced SSOs and SSIs after ventral hernia repair. We aimed to describe our outcomes after SVHR paired with HVAC closure. METHODS: We conducted a 4-y retrospective review of all complex SVHRs (biologic mesh underlay and synthetic mesh overlay) with HVAC closure performed at our institution by a single surgeon...
August 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
Steven T Lanier, Jennifer E Fligor, Kyle R Miller, Gregory A Dumanian
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to determine outcomes for complex ventral hernia repairs in a large cohort of patients utilizing an operative construct employing retrorectus placement of a narrow, macroporous polypropylene mesh with up to 45 suture fixation points for force distribution. No consensus exists on the optimal technique for repair of complex ventral hernias. Current trends emphasize large meshes with wide overlaps and minimal suture fixation, though reported complications and recurrence remain problematic...
August 18, 2016: Surgery
Job C Tharappel, Jennifer W Harris, Crystal Totten, Brittany A Zwischenberger, John S Roth
BACKGROUND: Doxycycline, a nonspecific metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor, has been demonstrated to impact the strength of the polypropylene (PP) mesh-repaired hernia with an increase in the deposition of collagen type 1. The impact of doxycycline with porcine acellular dermal matrices (PADM) is unknown; therefore, we evaluated the impact of doxycycline administration upon hernia repair with PP and PADM mesh. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats weighing ~400 g underwent laparotomy with creation of a midline ventral hernia...
August 12, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
N D Appleton, K D Anderson, K Hancock, M H Scott, C J Walsh
INTRODUCTION Large, complicated ventral hernias are an increasingly common problem. The transversus abdominis muscle release (TAMR) is a recently described modification of posterior components separation for repair of such hernias. We describe our initial experience with TAMR and sublay mesh to facilitate abdominal wall reconstruction. METHODS The study is a retrospective review of patients undergoing TAMR performed synchronously by gastrointestinal and plastic surgeons. RESULTS Twelve consecutive patients had their ventral hernias repaired using the TAMR technique from June 2013 to June 2014...
August 11, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
M I Kassem, H M El-Haddad
PURPOSE: To compare polypropylene mesh positioned onlay supported by omentum and/or peritoneum versus inlay implantation of polypropylene-based composite mesh in patients with complicated wide-defect ventral hernias. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized study carried out on 60 patients presenting with complicated large ventral hernia in the period from January 2012 to January 2016 in the department of Gastrointestinal Surgery unit and Surgical Emergency of the Main Alexandria University Hospital, Egypt...
October 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
G Sharma, M Boules, S Punchai, A Strong, D Fryolich, N H Zubaidah, C O'Rourke, S A Brethauer, J Rodriguez, K El-Hayek, M Kroh
BACKGROUND: Currently there is no consensus on management of ventral hernias encountered during bariatric surgery (BS). This study aims to evaluate the incidence and outcomes of concomitant ventral hernia repair (VHR) during BS at our institution. METHODS: Patients who had concomitant VHR during BS from 2004 to 2015 were identified. Data collected included baseline demographics, comorbidities, perioperative parameters, surgical approach and postoperative outcomes...
August 5, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Odd Langbach, Anne Karin Kristoffersen, Emnet Abesha-Belay, Morten Enersen, Ola Røkke, Ingar Olsen
BACKGROUND: In ventral hernia surgery, mesh implants are used to reduce recurrence. Infection after mesh implantation can be a problem and rates around 6-10% have been reported. Bacterial colonization of mesh implants in patients without clinical signs of infection has not been thoroughly investigated. Molecular techniques have proven effective in demonstrating bacterial diversity in various environments and are able to identify bacteria on a gene-specific level. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to detect bacterial biofilm in mesh implants, analyze its bacterial diversity, and look for possible resemblance with bacterial biofilm from the periodontal pocket...
2016: Journal of Oral Microbiology
Peter Emanuelsson, Ulf Gunnarsson, Ursula Dahlstrand, Karin Strigård, Birgit Stark
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this prospective, randomized, clinical, 2-armed trial was to evaluate the risk for recurrence using 2 different operative techniques for repair of abdominal rectus diastasis. Secondary aims were comparison of pain, abdominal muscle strength, and quality of life and to compare those outcomes to a control group receiving physical training only. METHODS: Eighty-six patients were enrolled. Twenty-nine patients were allocated to retromuscular polypropylene mesh and 27 to double-row plication with Quill technology...
July 27, 2016: Surgery
Eugene Park, Jennifer E Cheesborough, Jason M Souza, Gregory A Dumanian
BACKGROUND: The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System was used to evaluate the effects of open incisional ventral hernia repair on hernia-related pain. METHODS: All patients who underwent elective repair of a primary or recurrent midline incisional hernia over a 3-year period completed Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System pain surveys and rated their pain intensity on a visual analogue scale. A retrospective review of these patients was performed...
June 18, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
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