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Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair

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S Morales-Conde, A Abdel-Lah, F Angoso-Catalina, F Blasco, X Feliu-Pala, R Fernández-Lobato, T González de Francisco, J A Guerrero Fernández-Marcote, M Martín-Gómez, F Martínez-García, S Morales-Méndez, J Murillo, H Oliva, J Pina, X Planellas, J Robres, D Rodero, J Ruiz-Castillo, A Serrantes-Gómez, J L Tovar-Martínez, Francesc Tuca, A Utrera
Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is currently the subject of intense debate, even though it provides a series of advantages over open surgery and is feasible and safe. Various studies have shown this technique to be as effective as open repair with a lower recurrence rate. Despite the excellent results of laparoscopic repair of ventral hernias, there are numerous controversies associated with this procedure. These controversies concern the indications and contraindications of the procedure, and technical aspects such as how to create the pneumoperitoneum, perform adhesiolysis, manage the hernia sac, and insert and fix the mesh to the anterior abdominal wall...
October 2005: Cirugía Española
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