Smaller Inguinal Hernias are Independent Risk Factors for Developing Chronic Postoperative Inguinal Pain (CPIP): A Registry-based Multivariable Analysis of 57, 999 Patients
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 inguinal hernia classification (EHS I vs EHS II vs EHS III and/or scrotal) on developing CPIP was investigated. Results: Multivariable analysis revealed for smaller inguinal hernias a significant higher rate of pain at rest [EHS I vs EHS II: odds ratio, OR = 1.350 (1.180–1.543), P
This study aimed to evaluate the acute pain, chronic pain, and recurrence rate between these two fixation methods.MethodsAfter reviewing all patients in our prospective hernia repair database from February 2008 to December 2017, we identified 583 patients who underwent TEP with tack mesh fixation and 70 patients with glue fixation by a single surgeon. Acute post-operative pain and activity level were evaluated using a Visual Analog Score (VAS) and the modified Medical Outcome Study (MOS) score. The primary endpoint was chronic pain 6 months after TEP. The secondary endpoints were acute pain, activity level, complications, ...
AbstractIntroductionHow best to treat a small (
Conclusions. In the treatment of direct inguinal hernia with R-TAPP, suturing and anchoring the transversalis fascia to the Cooper ligament are safe, feasible and recommendable in order to prevent postoperative seromas. PMID: 32936065 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract Umbilical hernia repair (UHR) is one of the most commonly performed hernia operations with reported recurrence rate from 1% to 54%. Our aim was to describe an open, laparoscopic-assisted (OLA) technique and its outcome in an institutional review board-approved prospective study at a tertiary hernia center from 2008 to 2019. All patients underwent a standard periumbilical incision, open dissection of the hernia, and closure of the fascial defect with laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) fixation with permanent tacks. A total of 186 patients were identified who underwent an OLA UHR repair. Patient...
Conclusion: Laparoscopic TAPP inguinal hernia repair using P4HB mesh is safe for combined, direct (medial), and indirect (lateral) inguinal hernia, with no recurrence. P4HB absorbable mesh caused less chronic pain and discomfort. Longer follow-up, more patients and 15 patients repaired using synthetic mesh are necessary to assess the utility of P4HB for inguinal hernia repair globally. PMID: 32831545 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionThe outcomes of recurrent incisional hernia repair were significantly associated with potential influencing factors, which are very similar to the factors seen in primary incisional hernia repair. The impact of the primary incisional hernia repair technique, namely laparoscopic IPOM versus open mesh techniques, on the outcome of recurrent incisional hernia repair seems less pronounced than anticipated.
ConclusionThe Nyhus-inspired robotic iliopubic tract (r-IPT) repair is an MIS approach to provide a non-mesh repair in inguinal hernia. The repair is safe with acceptable preliminary outcomes in low-risk patients. We propose the r-IPT repair to be a MIS option for non-mesh inguinal hernia repair in low-risk patients.
Conclusions: Lack of fixation in TEP-IHR does not increase the risk of hernia recurrence, and its presence does not significantly worsen the treatment results; especially it does not increase the incidence of chronic pain. PMID: 32117479 [PubMed]
AbstractIntroductionIn an Expert Consensus guided by systematic review, the panel agreed that for open elective incisional hernia repair, sublay mesh location is preferred, but open intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) may be useful in certain settings. This analysis of data from the Herniamed Registry aimed to compare the outcomes of open IPOM and sublay technique.MethodsPropensity score matching of 9091 patients with elective incisional hernia repair and with defect width ≥ 4 cm was performed. The following matching variables were selected: age, gender, risk factors, ASA score, preoperative pain, defe...
ConclusionThis retrospective study shows that mesh fixation in laparoscopic IPOM using cyanoacrylate glue with the Liquiband Fix8 ™ device is feasible, safe, easy to learn, and is associated with a low risk of seroma, hernia recurrence and chronic pain with short-medium term follow-up.