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133 papers 25 to 100 followers Abdominal Ventral Hernia
Salvatore Giordano, Patrick B Garvey, Donald P Baumann, Jun Liu, Charles E Butler
BACKGROUND: Prior abdominal wall radiotherapy (XRT) adversely affects wound healing, but data are limited on how prior XRT may affect abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine whether prior abdominal wall radiotherapy is associated with a higher incidence of complications following AWR for a hernia or oncologic resection defect. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of consecutive patients who underwent complex AWR using acellular dermal matrix (ADM) at a single center...
September 30, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Bruce Ramshaw, Jonathan Dean, Brandie Forman, Eric Heidel, Andrew Gamenthaler, Michael Fabian
The use of closed suction drains in the abdominal wall is a common practice in abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) operations. Drains can be a conduit for bacteria and can cause pain and discomfort for patients after surgery. A single hernia program has implemented the principles of clinical quality improvement in an attempt to improve outcomes for hernia patients. An attempt at a process improvement was implemented to eliminate the use of drains in AWR by adapting the technique. A total of 102 patients undergoing AWR were included between 8/11 and 9/15 (49 months)...
August 2016: American Surgeon
Ciara R Huntington, Tiffany C Cox, Laurel J Blair, Samuel Schell, David Randolph, Tanushree Prasad, Amy Lincourt, B Todd Heniford, Vedra A Augenstein
BACKGROUND: Biologic mesh choice in ventral hernia repair is challenging due to lack of prospective data. This study examines long-term, single-center biologic mesh outcomes. METHODS: Prospective operative outcomes data was queried for open ventral hernia repair with biologic mesh. Univariate and multivariate analysis were used to compare mesh outcomes. RESULTS: In the study, 223 patients underwent open ventral hernia repair with biologic mesh, including 40 with Alloderm, 23 AlloMax, 70 FlexHD, 68 Strattice, and 22 Xenmatrix...
August 12, 2016: Surgery
Yar Muhammad, Khalid Masood Gondal, Umair Ahmed Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of Bogota bag for closure of open abdominal wounds after laparotomy where the primary closure cannot be achieved and other closure techniques are not available. METHODS: The descriptive study was conducted at Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from September 2011 to February2015, and comprised patients who underwent laparotomy and peritoneal cavities and who could not be closed primarily because of various reasons like traumatic loss and oedematous gut...
August 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
R Simón-Allué, B Hernández-Gascón, L Lèoty, J M Bellón, E Peña, B Calvo
BACKGROUND: Hernia repairs still exhibit clinical complications, i.e. recurrence, discomfort and pain and mesh features are thought to be highly influent. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of the defect size and mesh type in an herniated abdominal wall using numerical models. METHODS: To do so, we have started from a FE model based on a real human abdomen geometry obtained by MRI, where we have provoked an incisional hernia of three different sizes...
August 22, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
A Willms, S Schaaf, R Schwab, I Richardsen, D Bieler, B Wagner, C Güsgen
PURPOSE: The open abdomen has become a standard technique in the management of critically ill patients undergoing surgery for severe intra-abdominal conditions. Negative pressure and mesh-mediated fascial traction are commonly used and achieve low fistula rates and high fascial closure rates. In this study, long-term results of a standardised treatment approach are presented. METHODS: Fifty-five patients who underwent OA management for different indications at our institution from 2006 to 2013 were enrolled...
September 6, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Ahmed E Lasheen, Khaled Safwat, AbdElhafez Elsheweal, Amr Ibrahim, Ramadan Mahmoud, Mohammed Alkilany, Ashraf Ismaeil
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic and rebotic surgery is widely practiced in modern medicine. The operative procedure is not complete until the port sites are closed with a fascial closure. Good fascial closure still represents problem, especially in difficult obese patients. This study reported simple technique is suitable in such cases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We herein describe a simple technique for fascial closure after Laparoscopic surgery using percutaneous transabdominal approach by using two looped needles in 87 obese patients...
September 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Mohini Dasari, Charles B Wessel, Giselle G Hamad
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic mesh during laparotomy has been shown to be effective in preventing postoperative incisional hernia (IH) in high-risk patients. Since obesity is a risk factor for IH, we wished to determine whether mesh prevents IH in open and laparoscopic bariatric surgery patients. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the literature with meta-analysis. Seven studies met inclusion criteria. We abstracted data regarding postoperative IH development, surgical site infection, and seroma or wound leakage and performed meta-analysis...
October 2016: American Journal of Surgery
James R Davis, Jesus E Villarreal, William S Cobb, Alfredo M Carbonell, Jeremy A Warren
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July 2016: American Surgeon
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
John P Kuckelman, Morgan R Barron, Kelly Blair, Matthew J Martin
BACKGROUND: Mesh repair has become the standard in adult hernia repairs. Mesh infection is an uncommon but potentially devastating complication. Currently, there is widespread dogma against the use of prosthetic mesh (PM) in deployed or austere environments but little available data to support or refute this bias. METHODS: Retrospective review of all hernia repairs over 1 year in a forward deployed surgical unit in Afghanistan. Demographics, hernia type, repair performed, and mesh type were evaluated...
May 2016: American Journal of 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
Karin Strigård, Leonard Clay, Birgit Stark, Ulf Gunnarsson
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to define the indicators predicting improved abdominal wall function after surgical repair of abdominal rectus diastasis (ARD). Preoperative subjective assessment quantified by the validated Ventral Hernia Pain Questionnaire (VHPQ) was related to relative postoperative functional improvement in abdominal muscle strength. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients undergoing surgery for ARD completed the VHPQ before surgery. Preoperative pain assessment results were compared with the relative improvement in muscle strength measured with the BioDex system 4...
May 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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
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
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
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...
2016: BMC Surgery
Kristian Kiim Jensen, Tina Lee Brøndum, Bo Belhage, Margaret Hensler, Regnar Bøge Arnesen, Henrik Kehlet, Lars Nannestad Jørgensen
INTRODUCTION: Preoperative administration of high-dose glucocorticoid leads to improved recovery and decreased length of stay after abdominal surgery. Even so, studies on administration of glucocorticoids for patients undergoing abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) for giant ventral hernia repair are lacking, perhaps due to a fear of impaired wound healing. We hypothesised that patients undergoing AWR would benefit from preoperative glucocorticoids and aimed at examining this in a randomised controlled trial...
August 2016: Danish Medical Journal
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
R C Read
INTRODUCTION: Despite herniorrhaphy being performed frequently, most surgeons consider it to be a minor procedure. However, a few surgeons' views differed. THE PAST: The Master was Bassini (1884), who introduced a radical cure for inguinal hernia. Incising his triple layer, internal oblique, transversus, and transversalis, he entered the preperitoneal space, allowing high ligation of the sac and mass suturing to the inguinal ligament. A 2.7% recurrence rate evoked worldwide emulation...
December 2009: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
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