Mayo Clinic Q and A: Surgery for hiatal hernias
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After a recent CT scan, endoscopy and colonoscopy, I learned that I have a hiatal hernia containing both stomach and colon, and extrinsic stenosis at the splenic flexure. My understanding is that this is rare and that I will need surgery. Will I need to find a surgeon who has seen this [...]
Conclusions: Lower back pain is a serious health problem, and this review article will help educate physicians and physiotherapists dealing with LBP in the options of evidence-based treatment. Ultimately, the article introduces and postulates the need to systematize therapeutic procedures in LBP therapy, with a long-term perspective. PMID: 32256908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionModified SLPEC of hernia sac high ligation using an ordinary taper needle for repair of indirect PIH is a safe, reliable, and minimally invasive procedure with satisfactory outcome, with no special device being needed. It is easy to learn and perform and is worthy of popularization in the clinical setting.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite more comorbidities in the over 65s, this study shows that there is no significant difference in complication rates between laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair irrespective of age category. Selection bias for the type of repair and the potential for an alpha error mean larger studies are required to show equivalence. PMID: 32243111 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Delayed repair, up to 2 months later, for uncomplicated infant hernia carries a small risk of incarceration but does not increase the rate of strangulation or other complications. PMID: 32243110 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Purpose: Preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum (PPP) has not been reported in the management of parastomal hernias; therefore, the present study evaluated its effectiveness in the surgical management of large parastomal hernias. Patients and Methods: This prospective, observational study included 23 consecutive patients with large parastomal hernias who underwent PPP between January 2016 and September 2018. The volume of parastomal hernia (VPH), volume of the abdominal cavity (VAC), and the VPH/VAC ratio were measured before and after PPP using abdominal computed tomography scan data. All the hernias were repaired...
Chronic pain is frequent after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Recurrent internal hernias (IHs) may be responsible for chronic abdominal pain. Physical examination and computed tomography are often inconclusive. This observational retrospective study describes 11 patients who underwent elective laparoscopy for post-RYGB chronic abdominal pain of undetermined etiology after noninvasive investigations and failure of conservative treatment. Open intermesenteric and/or Peterson spaces were found in all cases; IH was present in 6 cases. Nine patients were totally relieved from symptoms after mesenteric windows closure; substan...
Abdominal and pelvic wall hernias are classically defined as a weakness or opening of the muscular wall through which abdominal or pelvic tissues protrude. The aim of this manuscript is to review the imaging findings of abdominal and pelvic wall hernias and their mimics and to discuss pearls and pitfalls for accurately diagnosing and classifying these entities.
CONCLUSIONS: Using this method, the circumferential position of small lower esophageal lesions may be reliably represented as a clock face. PMID: 32238738 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Single-stage repair of incisional hernias in contaminated fields has a high rate of surgical site infection (30 –42%) when biologic grafts are used for repair. In an attempt to decrease this risk, a novel graft...
Incisional hernias are a frequent complication after abdominal surgeries. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of incisional hernia repair on health related quality of life.