Robotic inguinal hernia repair: is technology taking over? Systematic review and meta-analysis

ConclusionsRobotic technology has been progressively entering surgical thinking and gradually changing surgical procedures. Based on the results of the present study, the rTAPP seems feasible, safe, and effective in the short term for patients with unilateral and bilateral inguinal hernias. Further prospective studies and randomized controlled trials are needed to validate these findings.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: A laparoscopic approach to midline hernias associated to DRA is feasible and reproducible. It is necessary future prospective studies on larger numbers to improve knowledge on the management of DRA. PMID: 32773750 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Chirurgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Minerva Chir Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Patients require little to no opioid after primary ventral or inguinal hernia repair and opioid-free surgery is feasible. Incisional hernia is more heterogenous, but the majority of patients still required less opioid than previously thought. PMID: 32779472 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Am Surg Source Type: research
AbstractRobotic surgical technology has grown in popularity and applicability, since its conception with emerging uses in general surgery. The robot ’s contribution of increased stability and dexterity may be beneficial in technically challenging surgeries, namely, inguinal hernia repair. The aim of this project is to contribute to the growing body of literature on robotic technology for inguinal hernia repair (RIHR) by sharing our experience with RIHR at a large, academic institution. We performed a retrospective chart review spanning from March 2015 to April 2018 on all patients who had undergone RIHR at our univer...
Source: Journal of Robotic Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Background: It is still not clear if the contralateral side should be explored in children with unilateral inguinal hernias. The primary aim of the present study was to assess the incidence of metachronous contralateral inguinal hernias (MCIHs) in the pediatric population. The second aim was to assess factors associated with increased risk of MCIH development. Methods: Prospective studies including patients from 0-19 years undergoing unilateral inguinal hernia repair without surgical exploration of the contralateral side between 1947 and April 2020 with a minimal follow-up of one year were searched. Searches included ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery can be performed safely as a day case procedure even in larger hiatus hernias, with a dedicated care pathway and specialist nurse practitioners to support it. PMID: 32735121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann R Coll Surg Engl Source Type: research
Conclusions: No advantages were demonstrated for mesh repair at up to 5 years follow-up, and symptom outcomes were worse after repair with absorbable mesh. The longer-term results from this trial do not support mesh repair for large hiatus hernias.
Source: Annals of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundExcessive fascial tension is a major cause of ventral hernia recurrence. Although hernias are commonly characterized by area, the tension experienced by fascia is directly proportional to the surrounding tissue stiffness. We demonstrate an accurate and simple technique for intra-operative measurement of fascial closing tension and quantify the decrease in tension following Component Separation (CS).MethodsA tensiometer was created using a spring with a known recoil constant (k) and a surgical clamp. Using Hooke ’s law (Force = kX; X = spring displacement), fascial tension...
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe use of biosynthetic mesh for crural reinforcement is associated with a low incidence of mesh-related complications and with a reasonably low recurrence rate (4.5%) at 36  months. However, additional data with longer follow-up are needed to determine long-term safety and efficacy.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionHernia in the setting of hemipelvectomy is an infrequently reported problem. General principles in management are similar to all hernia repairs and include local approximation of tissues, avoidance of contamination or wound infection, and use of prosthetic mesh when local tissue is inadequate for a tension-free repair.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Preoperative opioid use is a risk factor for complications after some surgical procedures. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of preoperative opiates on outcomes after ventral hernia repair.
Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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