Building a national hernia registry in South Africa: initial ventral hernia repair results from a diverse healthcare sector

This study was a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained hernia registry from the 1st of February 2019 to 29th of February 2020.Results353 ventral hernia repair cases were recorded of which 47% were incisional hernias and the remainder were primary hernias. The median age was 54  years with even distribution of males and females. Half of the patients were obese with a median BMI of 31 kg/m2. The private sector performed 190 cases (54%) and the public sector 163 cases (46%). The public sector had more current smokers undergoing elective repairs, 28% vs 15%,p = 0.01 and performed more emergency repair cases, 21% vs 8%,p 
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AbstractIntroductionHow best to treat a small (
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ConclusionsIn this study, staged mesh repair of complex abdominal wall hernias after bariatric surgery in morbidly obese patients was associated with acceptable morbidity and no hernia recurrences at approximately 1.5  year follow-up.
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ConclusionA tailored approach is now employed and seen more so in hernia surgery and this fact is referred to and highlighted in the contemporaneous hernia guidelines published to date. In addition, with the increasing complexity of abdominal wall surgery, the number of procedures actually performed by trainees is no longer considered adequate to overcome any recognized learning curve. Therefore, to supplement general surgery training young surgeons should be offered a clinical fellowship to obtain an additional qualification as an abdominal wall surgeon and thus improve their clinical and operative experience under superv...
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Morbid obesity is associated with an increased rate of hiatal and paraesophageal hernias (PEH). Concomitant repair at the time of Roux-En-Y gastric bypass is technically feasible, safe, and lowers recurrence rates; however, the ideal operative management remains controversial. The use of reinforcing mesh may further lower recurrence rates in the bariatric patient population. The patient is a 49 year-old female with a history of morbid obesity (BMI 42) and long-standing reflux with dysphagia. Preoperative endoscopy was notable for esophagitis and a moderate-sized PEH.
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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).
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ConclusionsIPOM for the general surgeon is a relatively safe and effective method of repairing ventral hernias, with a low recurrence rate.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsIPOM for the general surgeon is a relatively safe and effective method of repairing ventral hernias, with a low recurrence rate.
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundControversy exists regarding the clinical utility of routine preoperative upper gastrointestinal (GI) fluoroscopy in morbid obese patients undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The aim of our study was to determine the efficacy of these studies in detecting hiatal hernias (HH).MethodsThe institution ’s prospectively maintained, IRB-approved database was retrospectively queried to identify all consecutive patients who underwent LSG between 2011 and 2017. All patients underwent routine preoperative upper GI fluoroscopy. Reports from all imaging studies were retrospectively reviewed and com...
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ConclusionSynchronous VHR and BS in a bariatric unit is feasible with low recurrence rate. Laparoscopic VHR has lower complication rates than open, apart from seroma formation. Patients with diabetes have higher risk of infection.
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AbstractPurposeTrocar site hernias (TSH) at the umbilical site following laparoscopic cholecystectomy forms the majority of the studies about TSH and there is a missing data in literature about lateral sided TSH. We aimed to evaluate the incidence and factors affecting lateral sided TSH occurrence following laparoscopic abdominal wall hernia repair (LAHR).MethodsPatients who underwent LAHR between March 2013 and 2015 were included in the study. Open approach with blunt dissection for optical trocar insertion and z-shaped suture for closure were used in 22 cases initially (Group 1). Sharp dissection and continuous suture fo...
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