Chronic pain after reoperation of an inguinal hernia with Lichtenstein or laparoscopic repair following a primary Lichtenstein repair: a nationwide questionnaire study

The aim was to assess chronic pain after two Lichtenstein repairs for inguinal hernias (Lichtenstein-Lichtenstein) compared with Lichtenstein followed by a laparoscopic reoperation (Lichtenstein-Laparoscopy).
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONLaparoscopic plug removal for nociceptive pain due to a plug meshoma is effective. However, since there is insufficient evidence to recommend mesh removal without triple neurectomy, informed consent and further consideration of techniques and diagnostic methods are needed.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
To investigate the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair in patients with inguinal hernia accompanied by liver cirrhosis. Between October 2015 and May 2018, 17 patients with liver cirrhosis who underwent TEP repair were included in this study. The baseline characteristics, perioperative data, and recurrence were retrospectively reviewed. Seventeen patients with a mean duration of 18.23 ± 16.80 months were enrolled. All TEP repairs were successful without conversion to trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) surgery or open repair, but 4 patients had peritoneum rupture...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
ConclusionThe E/MILOS concept allows the endoscopically assisted (MILOS) or endoscopic (EMILOS) transhernial minimal invasive sublay mesh repair of primary umbilical and epigastric hernias with or without rectus diastasis with low complication, recurrence, and chronic pain rates.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine 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
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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