Management of lateral abdominal hernias
ConclusionsLateral hernias present a greater challenge due to their anatomic location. An open technique with mesh fixation to bony structures is a promising solution to this complex problem.
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.
DR JOHN SCOTT ROTH (Lexington, KY): The authors address a challenging and controversial area in the field of hernia by analyzing their experiences with hernia repair in clean-contaminated, contaminated, and infected hernias. These decisions have an impact on both patient outcomes and economic implications in hernia repair due to the increased risk of surgical site infection and hernia recurrence relative to clean hernia repair.
ConclusionsInitial experiences with this technique show that the TES procedure is safe and reliable, requires no specific instruments, and is highly reproducible. There is no need for an expensive anti-adhesion mesh or fixation device, making it cost-effective.
Authors: Nikolian VC, Coleman NL, Podolsky D, Novitsky YW Abstract Ventral hernia repair is one of the most common operations performed by surgeons worldwide. The widespread adoption of laparoscopic surgery has significantly reduced complications related to traditional open approaches. The most common approach in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is the intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) approach. This technique, though simple to perform, has limitations, including bridging mesh, intraperitoneal positioning of mesh, transfascial fixation, circumferential mesh fixation, and the use of more expensive composite mesh m...
Objective: Impact of inguinal hernia defect size as stratified by the European Hernia Society (EHS) classification I to III on the rate of chronic postoperative inguinal pain (CPIP). Background: CPIP is the most important complication after inguinal hernia repair. The impact of hernia defect size according to the EHS classification on CPIP is unknown. Methods: In total, 57,999 male patients from the Herniamed registry undergoing primary unilateral inguinal hernia repair including a 1-year follow-up were selected between September 1, 2009 and November 30, 2016. Using multivariable analysis, the impact of EHS inguina...
AbstractPurposeA retrospective analysis was carried out to compare the results of patch repair using ready-made, synthetic mesh (PR) and sutured repair (SR) based on standard protocols. The accumulated recurrence rate was accepted as the primary outcome. Pain at rest and during exercise, cosmetic effect and treatment satisfaction were chosen as the secondary endpoints.MethodsAdult patients after elective, open surgical repair of a single, primary umbilical hernia
The use of the robotic platform for primary inguinal hernia repair has been a controversial topic. In this issue of JAMA Surgery, the multicenter, pilot clinical trial by Prabhu et al is, to our knowledge, the first of its kind to compare outcomes of laparoscopic and robotic transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair. The study showed no differences in postoperative outcomes between the 2 techniques, with the robotic approach incurring significantly greater operative times, total costs, and surgeon frustration. Despite the limitations of the small sample size and potential variations in the proficiency of the part...
This article highlights all aspects of a robotic transabdominal preperitoneal (rTAPP) inguinal hernia repair with mesh, starting with preoperative planning and patient selection, key technical steps, and common postoperative complications and recovery. The most recent published data on robotic inguinal hernia repair are comprehensively reviewed, confirming that rTAPP is a safe and effective option for the repair of unilateral and bilateral inguinal hernias. PMID: 32169186 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Implementation of eTEP in abdominal wall repair is safe. Preliminary outcomes of the eTEP approach in ventral hernia repair show good pain control with less hospital stay. PMID: 32172955 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]