Laparoscopic versus hybrid approach for treatment of incisional ventral hernia: a prospective randomised multicentre study, 1-year results

This study is a multicentre randomised controlled clinical trial. From November 2012 to May 2015, 193 patients undergoing LIVHR for primary incisional hernia with fascial defect size from 2 to 7  cm were recruited in 11 Finnish hospitals. Patients were randomised to either a laparoscopic (LG) or a hybrid (HG) repair group. The main outcome measure was hernia recurrence, evaluated clinically and radiologically at a 1-year follow-up visit. At the same time, chronic pain scores and QoL were a lso measured.ResultsAt the 1-year-control visit, we found no difference in hernia recurrence between the study groups. Altogether, 11 recurrent hernias were found in ultrasound examination, producing a recurrence rate of 6.4%. Of these recurrences, 6 (6.7%) were in the LG group and 5 (6.1%) were in the HG group (p >  0.90). The visual analogue scores for pain were low in both groups; the mean visual analogue scale (VAS) was 1.5 in LG and 1.4 in HG (p = 0.50). QoL improved significantly comparing preoperative status to 1 year after operation in both groups since the bodily pain score increased by 7.8 points (p 
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CONCLUSION: Surgeons must work with the implant that best suits their patients' needs and that also provides good results and adequate working comfort. The PUMP technique performs well for ventral hernias sized between 2 and 4 cm without the need of midline reconstruction due to diastasis of the rectus muscles. It enables a local extraperitoneal mesh augmentation without the risk of intraperitoneal complications. PUMP repair lowers the risk of recurrence in comparison with suture repair without increasing the risk of complications. PMID: 31394581 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Zentralbl Chir Source Type: research
This study is a retrospective analysis of a prospectively maintained database of all patients with groin hernia who underwent TEP repair in a single surgical unit between January 2004 and January 2018. Patients’ demographic profile and hernia characteristics (duration, side, extent, content, and reducibility) were noted in the prestructured proforma. Clinical outcomes included the operation time, intraoperative and postoperative complications, length of postoperative hospital stay, hernia recurrence, chronic pain, recurrence, seroma, and wound infections. Long-term follow-up was carried out in the outpatient departme...
Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionIn a selected patient collective with small and lateral incisional hernias and with a large proportion of women, outcomes obtained for the onlay and sublay techniques do not differ significantly.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe use of self-gripping mesh with ACS can be performed without increasing the operative time or causing short-term surgical complications. This technique may be recommended for large IH because of its simplicity and secure abdominal reinforcement provided.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractOpen inguinal hernia repair remains the most universal, ubiquitous, reliable, and cost-effective method of addressing the global burden of groin hernias. Advances in anatomic understanding and technique have refined a few well-established techniques that can address the majority of the burden of disease with low rates of morbidity, recurrence, and chronic pain. Prosthetic reinforcement has become routine because of the clear reduction in recurrence rates in general practice conferred by mesh and the less-appreciated consideration of simplification of the repair whereby operator variability, hernia type, anatomic va...
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Judging from our short-term results, we suggest that the eTEP technique can be adapted in centres with advanced laparoscopic skills with the careful patient selection.
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThis meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis report no difference in recurrence rates between laparoscopic and open primary unilateral inguinal hernia repairs. Rates of acute and chronic pain are significantly less in the laparoscopic group.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionIn our experience of almost 30 years we have been able to experiment and refine more and more the sutureless technique proposed by Trabucco for the treatment of primitive inguinal hernia, peer to peer, improving the local anaesthesia and the ability to detect hidden defects during the repair (Spigelian included), reducing the width of the incisions and tractions on the tissues, introducing the concept of a gentle and bloodless “finger surgery” according to a minimally invasive, extremely anatomic, safe, inexpensive, very effective anterior open approach.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionHernia surgery, although an everyday event for many practitioners, requires the same rigor as all other visceral surgery.
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThis hybrid method facilitates the choice of an optimal approach for the treatment of recurrent hernia and may reduce surgical complications and re-recurrence rate.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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