A systematic methodological review of reported perioperative variables, postoperative outcomes and hernia recurrence from randomised controlled trials of elective ventral hernia repair: clear definitions and standardised datasets are needed
ConclusionVH RCTs report peri- and post-operative variables inconsistently, and with poor definitions. A standardised minimum dataset, including definitions of recurrence, is required.
ConclusionThe introduction of a liquid material which solidifies after injection in a short time (hydrogel) using a needle is feasible. The combined CT-scan and US image guidance allows for the percutaneous placement of the needle in the required location. The introduced hydrogel remains in this space, corresponding to the inguinal region, without moving. The placed hydrogel compresses the posterior wall composed of the transversalis fascia, supporting the potential use of hydrogel for hernia defects.
Conclusion: Modified placement of composite mesh is safe and helps in minimising mesh-related complications of the Sugarbaker technique for parastomal hernias.
Authors: Ramkumar J, Lu D, Scott T Abstract Abdominal wall hernias are prevalent in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Obturator hernias, first described by Arnaud de Ronsil in 1724, are an uncommon type of hernia where intra-abdominal contents protrude through the obturator foramen. The following case highlights a rare presentation of bilateral obturator hernias with right femoral and inguinal hernia in an 82-year-old woman post-PD. This patient presented with 5 months of bilateral thigh pain and swelling and was found to only have a right-sided obturator hernia on computer tomography (CT) scan. Intraop...
CASE SUMMARY: A 63-year-old woman with history of stage II rectal adenocarcinoma status postneoadjuvant chemoradiation and subsequent abdominoperineal resection presented with worsening bulge and inability to pouch stoma. CT scan revealed a 4-cm parastomal hernia. After discussion with the patient regarding management options, she elected to undergo repair of hernia defect. A robot-assisted laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair with synthetic mesh via the Sugarbaker technique was performed. After a short stay in the hospital, the patient recovered well and reported no recurrent symptoms.
ConclusionIn 64 patients undergoing complex ventral incisional hernia repair with UBM reinforcement, all have experienced successful resolution of complex clinical conditions and 15.6% of these repairs have recurred at a median follow-up of 3 years. Three full-thickness biopsies of the repaired fascia years later shed light on a promising remodeling response which may signal strength and durability comparable to native fascia.
AbstractBackgroundLaparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) has gained popularity, since it can decrease the incidence of surgical site complications while providing similar recurrence rates as open repairs. The role of defect closure in LVHR has been a subject of controversy and has not been fully elucidated. We aimed to compare outcomes of LVHR with and without defect closure in a contemporary cohort.MethodsSingle-institution retrospective review of consecutive adults undergoes elective LVHR for 2 –8 cm defects. Demographics, perioperative, and post-operative data were included for analysis. Surgical site even...
ConclusionSurgeons must have high index of suspicion for elderly obese males with inguinal hernias and urinary or intestinal obstruction symptoms. Careful preoperative planning must be made to avoid repair associated bladder injuries.
ConclusionMesh sutured closure represents a simplified and effective surgical strategy for contaminated midline incisional hernia repair.
ConclusionsA PPS is a relatively common complication after LVHR with an ePTFE mesh of usually larger hernias. A “wait-and-see” approach seems justified in most cases. Some require laparoscopic excision of the thick neoperitoneum. A PPS can cause tack and mesh detachment but the clinical consequences are unclear. Recurrences have not been observed in this series.
ConclusionsThe HerniaSurge Group has developed these extensive and inclusive guidelines for the management of adult groin hernia patients. It is hoped that they will lead to better outcomes for groin hernia patients wherever they live. More knowledge, better training, national audit and specialization in groin hernia management will standardize care for these patients, lead to more effective and efficient healthcare and provide direction for future research.