Novel Technique for Full-Thickness Abdominal Wall Closure in Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair.

Novel Technique for Full-Thickness Abdominal Wall Closure in Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair. Surg Technol Int. 2019 Oct 01;35: Authors: Voeller GR, Chin AK, LeBlanc KA Abstract Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair incorporating a prosthetic mesh underlay, first described in 1993, has demonstrated a lower long-term recurrence rate versus open non-mesh repair. However, over the past 25 years, the laparoscopic approach to ventral/incisional hernias is utilized in only approximately 30% of cases. One of the reasons that prevents it from being utilized more often is the inability to readily, reliably, and easily close the fascial defect. A novel technique has been developed for full-thickness abdominal wall closure in laparoscopic ventral hernioplasty, utilizing puncture sites to place multiple self-locking ligature straps. Introduction of the straps into the abdominal cavity in orthogonal orientation to the skin surface, followed by subcutaneous retrieval of the contralateral tip of the strap, achieves incorporation of full-thickness abdominal wall on either side of the defect. The self-locking property of each strap allows tension to be applied in sequential fashion. Incremental tension application facilitates re-apposition of the borders in large defects. The increased width of the strap compared with conventional suture serves to resolve the force exerted upon tissue during the acute phase of defect closure. The instrumentation was tested in six ventral ...
Source: Surgical Technology International - Category: Surgery Tags: Surg Technol Int Source Type: research

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Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Patient Safety in Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Patient Saf Surg Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann R Coll Surg Engl Source Type: research
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Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Ventral Hernia;   Umbilical Hernia;   Epigastric Hernia Intervention:   Procedure: Ventral Hernia Repair Sponsor:   The Cleveland Clinic Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research
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