Open vs Minimally Invasive Surgery for Paraesophageal Hernias Open vs Minimally Invasive Surgery for Paraesophageal Hernias

Dr Lowenfels comments on a study published in JAMA Surgery that compares two types of procedural approaches for treating hernias.Medscape General Surgery
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ConclusionOur experience shows the importance of an overall view of the functional and cosmetic impairment created by DR. The surgeon should obtain an optimal repair of the function, by open or minimally invasive surgery, also considering the morphological aspects, which are very important for the patients in terms of QoL.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Laparoscopic and non-laparoscopic MIS surgery are feasible and safe for abdominal organ transplant patients and are helpful for timely intervention in cases with acute abdomen. No adjustment of immunosuppressant is usually needed, as oral intake can be resumed very soon after surgery. PMID: 32541640 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Transplant Source Type: research
ConclusionMLH repair seems to be safely feasible by laparoscopic surgery. The benefit of mesh augmentation in MLH repair is not clear yet. In contrast to the current literature, all patients in this study received mesh augmentation after primary closure of the hernia. This should be evaluated in larger patient cohorts with long-term follow-up.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: One-stage combined hernioplasty and radical prostatectomy may be accepted except in cases of lymph-nodes dissection and/or positive hydro-distress test of the urethro-vesical anastomosis. Accurate patient's counselling and dedicated consent form are mandatory, in the setting of an experienced multidisciplinary team. PMID: 32057461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Actas Urologicas Espanolas - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Actas Urol Esp Source Type: research
Conclusion: A Treitz hernia is a rare cause of unspecific abdominal pain and the clinical signs are difficult to interpret. However, its knowledge may help to avoid emergency procedures and provide quick recovery of the patients. We recommend the laparoscopic approach as the first choice of treatment in all cases of internal hernia in the absence of peritoneal irritation or severe bowel obstruction.
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research
ConclusionRecent high-level literature recommends the use of mesh repair (flat mesh) in all patients with hernia width  ≥ 1 cm. This evidence is limited to the use of flat mesh through an open approach. While AHSQC surgeons do offer mesh repair in the majority of cases, this is most commonly using a mesh patch, and is selective towards larger hernias and obese patients. Further research is required to evaluat e the safety of mesh patches, and a mesh repair should be offered to a young non-obese healthy patient, as they benefit similarly from the use of mesh.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Osama A BawazirAnnals of Thoracic Medicine 2019 14(4):239-247 Thoracoscopic surgery and other minimally invasive approaches in children achieved marked advancement and expanded to include several disciplines in the last decade. The new armamentarium of the minimally invasive surgery including the smaller instruments and better magnification led to the application of this technology in the small infants and neonates. Currently, thoracoscopy is considered the preferred surgical approach for various conditions in neonates and infants over the standard thoracotomy, and thoracoscopic training is included in the surgical traini...
Source: Annals of Thoracic Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionHeightened awareness of the condition combined with our proposition of a Hybrid repair achieves optimal results in an emergency setting. A Laparoscopic assisted repair of a strangulated hernia provides a durable repair and at the same time offers the patient benefits of minimally invasive surgery.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionHeightened awareness of the condition combined with our proposition of a Hybrid repair achieves optimal results in an emergency setting. A Laparoscopic assisted repair of a strangulated hernia provides a durable repair and at the same time offers the patient benefits of minimally invasive surgery.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyze the clinical features and risk factors for internal hernia after gastrectomy for gastric cancer.MethodsWe retrospectively analyzed internal hernia after gastrectomy for gastric cancer in 6474 patients between January 2003 and December 2016 at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. Multivariable logistic regression was performed to evaluate risk factors.ResultsInternal hernias identified by computed tomography or surgical exploration were 111/6474 (1.7%) and the median interval time was 450 days after gastrectomy. Fourteen (0.9%) of the 1510 patients who underwent open gastrectomy and 97 (2....
Source: Gastric Cancer - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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