Wound protectors for improved exposure in open hernia repair

ConclusionOur results demonstrate that the use of disposable wound protectors provides superior surgical exposure for a given incision length compared to traditional techniques in the repair of ventral and open inguinal hernia repairs.
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ConclusionsThe true incidence of occult contralateral inguinal hernia may be higher than originally thought. When inguinal hernia repair is performed through a transabdominal approach, these occult hernias may be easily addressed during the same operation without additional skin incisions. This may ultimately prevent the morbidity of developing a metachronous hernia that requires repair.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeWe compared the outcomes of laparoscopic surgery (LS) with those of open surgery (OS) for unilateral and bilateral pediatric inguinal hernia.MethodsUsing a nationwide claim-based database in Japan, we analyzed data from children younger than 15  years old, who underwent inguinal hernia repair between January 2005 and December 2017. Patient characteristics, incidence of reoperation, postoperative complications, length of hospital stay, and duration of anesthesia were compared between LS and OS for unilateral and bilateral hernia.ResultsAmong 5554 patients, 2057 underwent LS (unilateral 1095, bilateral 96...
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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.
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Conclusion: Patients who had their hernias repaired emergently experienced complications at similar rates as those of elective patients with advanced age or comorbid conditions as demonstrated by the propensity analysis. The authors therefore recommend evaluation of all paraesophageal hernias for elective repair, especially in younger patients who are otherwise good operative candidates. PMID: 31285652 [PubMed - in process]
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Tags: JSLS Source Type: research
Medical doctors can be trained to perform mesh inguinal hernia repair as competently as surgeons, a study from Ghana shows.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news
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Source: BMC Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe present study failed to show an advantage of tacks over suture fixation and even there are more severe adverse events. Using tacks significantly increases the costs of hernia repair.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe intraoperative measurements for ideal mesh size in Lichtenstein repair of inguinal hernias may present somewhat different mesh dimensions in many patients. Individualization of mesh size may be of importance in surgical outcomes.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsDue to our findings we assume that the AB may induce immobility and reduce postoperative pain. A prolonged period of physical rest and wearing an AB does not seem to have an impact on the postoperative outcome following IHR. Therefore, a shortened duration of physical rest and wearing an AB following IHR should be taken under consideration. To reveal more evidence on this topic further clinical trials are essential.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine 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
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