Non-Surgeons in Ghana Are Competently Repairing Hernias Non-Surgeons in Ghana Are Competently Repairing Hernias
Medical doctors can be trained to perform mesh inguinal hernia repair as competently as surgeons, a study from Ghana shows.Reuters Health Information
ConclusionA high number of patients present emergently for groin hernia repair at a county hospital in Guatemala compared to developed countries. Our data suggest that emergent hernias are likely the result of patient-related issues rather than health care system limitations.
AbstractObjectiveIn this systematic review, we evaluated all literature reporting on the surgical treatment of primary epigastric hernias, primarily focusing on studies comparing laparoscopic and open repair, and mesh reinforcement and suture repair.MethodsA literature search was conducted in Embase.com, PubMed and the Cochrane Library up to 24 April 2019. This review explicitly excluded literature on incisional hernias, ventral hernias not otherwise specified, and isolated (para)umbilical hernias. Primary outcome measures of interest were early and late postoperative complications.ResultsWe obtained a total of ...
Fundoplication is performed routinely during laparoscopic repairs of a paraesophageal hernia, but the degree of fundoplication remains controversial. The purpose of this study is to assess postoperative dysphagia and reflux after a Dor versus a Nissen fundoplication in patients undergoing laparoscopic repair of giant paraesophageal hernias.
ConclusionsUse of different surgical approaches and types of repair for primary presentations of femoral hernia did not affect the recurrence rate or time to recurrence. Use of a pre-peritoneal mesh did not alter the recurrence rate or recurrence free survival, in either elective or emergency settings, compared to simple suture repair. Recurrence following primary femoral hernia repair tends to occur within the first post-operative year, suggesting that technical factors may be as important as suture or mesh failure.
ConclusionThe PINCH-Phone appears a simple and valuable screenings method for recurrences after incisional hernia repair and, hence, is recommended for implementation.
ConclusionsPatient-reported symptoms and satisfaction did not vary for patients receiving laparoscopic Nissen versus Toupet fundoplication, which may indicate that patients with large type III and IV hiatal hernia undergoing either procedure have similar long-term postoperative symptom control.
ConclusionsBD does not consistently result in 15-min time saving during TEP. Use of a disposable balloon dissector can be deferred in the experienced hands.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03276871).
Congenital hernias, frequently misdiagnosed during pregnancy, are potentially fatal and require prompt repair. A pregnant woman with medical history of repaired congenital hernia was admitted with misdiagnosis of preeclampsia. Physical examination and chest x-ray revealed a Bochdalek hernia. Transitory stabilization prompted surgeons to postpone hernia repair, but an urgent thoracotomy was required to relieve a subsequent bowel obstruction that was complicated by an intrathoracic colonic perforation. Emergent cesarean delivery was required with a good maternal and fetal outcome. A multidisciplinary team was present in the ...
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...
ConclusionsInguinal hernia recurrences were still observed in this high-volume hernia clinic. Recurrences were most frequently seen at their initial hernia site, the majority involving direct hernias. Isolated lipomas presenting as a pseudorecurrence were most frequently seen after correction of indirect hernias. In accordance with the current guidelines, reducing recurrence rates can be achieved by mesh fixation in bilateral, large and direct defects and by thoroughly reducing lipomas.