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By Giovanni Gambino M.D. Ph.D.
Ferdinand Köckerling, Reinhard Bittner, Michael Kofler, Franz Mayer, Daniela Adolf, Andreas Kuthe, Dirk Weyhe
OBJECTIVE: Outcome comparison of the Lichtenstein, total extraperitoneal patch plasty (TEP), and transabdominal patch plasty (TAPP) techniques for primary unilateral inguinal hernia repair. BACKGROUND: For comparison of these techniques the number of cases included in meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials is limited. There is therefore an urgent need for more comparative data. METHODS: In total, 57,906 patients with a primary unilateral inguinal hernia and 1-year follow up from the Herniamed Registry were selected between September 1, 2009 and February 1, 2015...
September 26, 2017: Annals of Surgery
K Strigård, L Clay, B Stark, U Gunnarsson, P Falk
BACKGROUND: Symptoms arising from giant ventral hernia have been considered to be related to weakening of the abdominal muscles. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the area of the abdominal wall defect and abdominal wall muscle strength measured by the validated BioDex system together with a back/abdominal unit. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with giant ventral hernia (>10 cm wide) underwent CT scan, clinical measurement of hernia size and BioDex measurement of muscle strength prior to surgery...
August 2, 2016: BMC Surgery
James G Bittner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Advances in Surgery
David K Nguyen, Parviz K Amid, David C Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Advances in Surgery
G A Dumanian, A Tulaimat, Z P Dumanian
BACKGROUND: The failure of sutures to maintain tissue in apposition is well characterized in hernia repairs. A mesh suture designed to facilitate tissue integration into and around the filaments may improve tissue hold and decrease suture pull-through. METHODS: In vitro, the sutures were compared for resistance to pull-through in ballistics gel. In vivo, closure of midline laparotomy incisions was done with both sutures in 11 female pigs. Tissue segments were subsequently subjected to mechanical and histological testing...
September 2015: British Journal of Surgery
Yinlong Wang, Xin Zhang
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated short-term outcomes of Lichtenstein hernia repair using self-gripping Parietex ProGrip mesh in Chinese patients with inguinal hernias. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients undergoing Lichtenstein hernia repair using the Parietex ProGrip mesh at a single hospital in China between July 2012 and June 2013. All patients completed the EuroQol-five dimensions (EuroQoL-5D) and short form-36 questionnaires and were followed up at 1 day, 7 days, 1 month...
October 2016: Asian Journal of Surgery
Peder Rogmark, Ulf Petersson, Sven Bringman, Emmanuel Ezra, Johanna Österberg, Agneta Montgomery
OBJECTIVE: Patients suffering from an incisional hernia after abdominal surgery have an impaired quality of life (QoL). Surgery aims to improve QoL with a minimum risk of further complications. The aim was to analyze QoL, predictors for outcome, including recurrence and reoperation rates during the first postoperative year. METHODS: In a randomized controlled trial comparing laparoscopic and open mesh repair, 133 patients were assessed preoperatively and after 1 year with regard to QoL using the Short Form-36 (SF-36), visual analog scale (pain, movement limitation, and fatigue), and questions addressing abdominal wall complaints...
February 2016: Annals of Surgery
Mostafa Mehrabi Bahar, Azadeh Jabbari Nooghabi, Mehdi Jabbari Nooghabi, Ali Jangjoo
OBJECTIVE: There are controversies about the benefits of prophylactic antibiotics in the prevention of postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) in mesh herniorrhaphy for a long time. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and efficacy of systemic prophylactic cefazolin in prevention of wound infection in various types of hernia repair with mesh materials. METHODS: This is a prospective randomized control study. We evaluated wound infection rates in 395 patients with various kinds of hernia who underwent elective mesh repair using polypropylene mesh from 2007 to 2011...
July 2015: Asian Journal of Surgery
Tolga Dinc, Selami Ilgaz Kayilioglu, Isa Sozen, Baris Dogu Yildiz, Faruk Coskun
Fournier's gangrene is the necrotizing fasciitis of perianal, genitourinary, and perineal regions. Herein, we present a case of scrotal Fournier's gangrene as a postoperative complication of inguinal hernia repair. A 51-year-old male with giant indirect hernia is presented. Patient underwent inguinal hernia repair, and after an unproblematic recovery period, he was discharged. He applied to our outpatient clinic on the fifth day with swollen and painful scrotum and it turned out to be Fournier's gangrene. Polypropylene mesh was not infected...
2014: Case Reports in Surgery
Ibrahim Khansa, Jeffrey E Janis
Resection of abdominal wall tumors often leaves patients with debilitating soft tissue defects. Modern reconstructive techniques can be used to restore abdominal wall integrity. In this article, we present an overview of preoperative patient evaluation, analysis of the defect, surgical planning, and the spectrum of available surgical techniques, ranging from simple to complex. The established clinical evidence in the field of abdominal wall reconstruction is summarized and a case example is provided.
April 2015: Journal of Surgical Oncology
M W Christoffersen, E Brandt, F Helgstrand, M Westen, J Rosenberg, H Kehlet, P Strandfelt, T Bisgaard
BACKGROUND: The mesh fixation technique in laparoscopic incisional hernia repair may influence the rates of hernia recurrence and chronic pain. This study investigated the long-term risk of recurrence and chronic pain in patients undergoing laparoscopic incisional hernia repair with either absorbable or non-absorbable tacks for mesh fixation. METHODS: This was a nationwide consecutive cohort study based on data collected prospectively concerning perioperative information and clinical follow-up...
April 2015: British Journal of Surgery
Yuji Funayama, Ken-Ichi Takahashi, Fumie Ikezawa, Sho Haneda, Fumito Saijo, Masumi Saito, Hiromi Tokumura
PURPOSES: Although surgery is commonly used to treat parastomal hernia, it is very difficult and has shown poor results. Recently, repair with prosthetic materials has been thought to be a more promising method. METHODS: The Sugarbaker technique with e-PTFE mesh (Dualmesh® ) performed via open surgery was adopted for seven patients with parastomal hernia. Two of them were recurrent cases. Three of the patients experienced incarceration of the intestine and recovered conservatively before surgery...
January 2016: Surgery Today
Curtis Bower, Jeffrey W Hazey, Edward L Jones, Kyle A Perry, Daniel L Davenport, J Scott Roth
BACKGROUND: Numerous mesh materials are available for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. The role of fixation of mesh in laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair remains controversial. Mesh materials have been engineered to anatomically conform to the pelvis to potentially reduce or eliminate the need for fixation. This study evaluates the outcomes of laparoscopic inguinal hernia utilizing a device consisting of a lightweight polypropylene mesh with a nitinol frame (Rebound HRD) compared with repair with lightweight polypropylene mesh with permanent tack fixation...
October 2015: Surgical Innovation
David Webb, Nathaniel Stoikes, Guy Voeller
Hernia repair remains one of the most common surgical procedures performed around the world. Over the past several decades, in response to various mesh-related complications and coinciding with the influx of laparoscopy into the field of general surgery, numerous advancements have been made in regards to the technology of mesh products being used in hernia repair today. Along these same lines, devices used for mesh fixation have evolved at a similar pace. The goal of this chapter is to review the various materials and methods of mesh fixation being utilized in both ventral and inguinal hernia repair today...
November 2014: Surgical Technology International
Emmelie Reynvoet, Frederik Berrevoet
Present available fixation devices in laparoscopic hernia repair include transfascial sutures, (permanent or absorbable) tacks, and fibrin or synthetic sealants, all of which have advantages and disadvantages. Tack fixation has been applied since the introduction of laparoscopic inguinal and ventral hernia repair during the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s, respectively. However, although this type of penetrating fixation offers a reliable method to keep the mesh in place, several negative aspects have been highlighted in recent years...
November 2014: Surgical Technology International
Patrick M Chesley, George E Black, Matthew J Martin, Eric K Johnson, Justin A Maykel, Scott R Steele
BACKGROUND: Pathological examination of hernia sac specimens adds additional steps and cost to a surgical procedure but has no proven benefit. Although well studied in pediatrics, there are limited data in the adult literature pertaining to this practice. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis from a single institution referral center over a 4-year period (2007 to 2011). All inguinal, incisional, ventral, and umbilical hernia repairs greater than 18 years of age were included...
May 2015: American Journal of Surgery
Huihui Liu, Xiao Zheng, Yan Gu, Shanyu Guo
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to systematically analyze the randomized trials comparing fibrin glue mesh fixation with suture mesh fixation in open inguinal hernia repair. METHODS: Information was collected from a literature search using PubMed, Springer, Cochrane Library database and reference lists. The methodological quality of included publications was evaluated. Statistical analysis was performed using Review Manager Version 5.2.5 software. RESULTS: Nine articles were identified for inclusion: four randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and five prospective observational clinical studies...
2014: Digestive Surgery
Miguel Ángel García-Ureña, Javier López-Monclús, Luis Alberto Blázquez Hernando, Daniel Melero Montes, Alvaro Robín Valle de Lersundi, Camilo Castellón Pavón, Carmen Jiménez Ceinos, Patricia López Quindós
OBJECTIVE: To reduce the incidence of incisional hernia (IH) in colorectal surgery by implanting a mesh on the overlay position. BACKGROUND: The incidence of IH in colorectal surgery may be as high as 40%. IH causes severe health and cosmetic problems, and its repair increases health care costs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Randomized, controlled, prospective trial. Patients undergoing any colorectal procedure (both elective and emergency) through a midline laparotomy were divided into 2 groups...
May 2015: Annals of Surgery
Adam L Bourgon, Justin P Fox, Jonathan M Saxe, Randy J Woods
BACKGROUND: We conducted this study to compare short-term outcomes and charges between methods of hernia repair and anesthesia in the outpatient setting. METHODS: Using New York's state ambulatory surgery databases, we identified discharges for patients who underwent inguinal hernia repair. Patients were grouped by method of hernia repair. We compared hospital-based acute care encounters and total charges across groups. RESULTS: Locoregional anesthesia (5...
March 2015: American Journal of Surgery
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