Usefulness of Thoracic Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Intercostal Pulmonary Hernias.
iva O PMID: 30082091 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia)
Source: Archivos de Bronconeumologia - August 3, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Varona Porres D, Pallisa E, Sánchez AL, Persiva O Tags: Arch Bronconeumol Source Type: research

Risk factors for surgical opportunity in patients with femoral hernia: A retrospective cohort study
Femoral hernias are extremely easily incarcerated and are recommended for early surgery. In the past, there were a number of definitely diagnosed femoral hernia patients who were not able to undergo elective surgery in a timely fashion, and then, they were obliged to undergo emergency surgery or even to lose the opportunity for surgery. The relevant epidemic factors of femoral hernia were thoroughly investigated in the clinic; however, the impact of these factors on surgical opportunity has not been widely reported. The purpose of this study is to preliminarily evaluate the risk factors affecting the femoral hernia patient...
Source: Medicine - August 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research

Lethal small intestinal herniation through a congenital mesenteric defect
AbstractA three-year-old boy with mild symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection and recent onset vomiting collapsed at home. Resuscitative attempts in hospital were eventually unsuccessful. At autopsy an obstruction of the small intestine, with ischemia, was identified. It had been caused by strangulation of the small intestine through a congenital mesenteric defect. Moderate mesenteric lymphadenopathy, with enlarged lymph nodes in the region of the herniated small intestine, were associated with positive testing for human metapneumovirus and enterovirus. Transmesenteric hernias are a very rare form of internal her...
Source: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology - August 1, 2018 Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research

A Case Report of a Groin Pseudocyst Following Inguinal Hernia Repair and a Review of the Literature
CONCLUSIONPost-operative inguinal pseudocysts are exceedingly rare. Our case is the third reported in the literature. They can develop following open and laparoscopic mesh repair. Surgical intervention is required for definitive management. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Response to Re: “Prophylactic Mesh Reinforcement versus Sutured Closure to Prevent Incisional Hernias after Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair via Midline Laparotomy”
The question Dr Chaudhuri raises is valid since we should do our utmost to prevent incisional hernia after open AAA repair. However, it might be premature to shift away from the midline incision. While there is evidence in favour of alternatives to the midline incision in general surgical populations, we think it is important that such results are replicated in patients with AAA, because these patients are at high risk of incisional hernia and it must be assessed whether alternative incisions allow for sufficient exposure of the aorto-iliac anatomy to carry out safe repair. (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - July 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Reza Indrakusuma, Hamid Jalalzadeh, Jessica E. van der Meij, Ron Balm, Mark J.W. Koelemay Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Response to Re: "Prophylactic Mesh Reinforcement versus Sutured Closure to Prevent Incisional Hernias after Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair via Midline Laparotomy".
Response to Re: "Prophylactic Mesh Reinforcement versus Sutured Closure to Prevent Incisional Hernias after Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair via Midline Laparotomy". Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Jul 25;: Authors: Indrakusuma R, Jalalzadeh H, van der Meij JE, Balm R, Koelemay MJW PMID: 30055906 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - July 25, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Indrakusuma R, Jalalzadeh H, van der Meij JE, Balm R, Koelemay MJW Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Watchful Waiting Versus Elective Repair for Asymptomatic and Minimally Symptomatic Paraesophageal Hernias: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis
ConclusionThis study shows that WW and ELHR both have benefits in the management of minimally symptomatic paraesophageal hernias. (Source: The American Journal of Surgery)
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - July 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Nonoperative management of complicated hiatal hernia after transhiatal esophagectomy- Case Report
ConclusionHiatal hernias after transhiatal esophagectomy are a rare entity. Complications of these hernias with mechanical small bowel obstructions are even less described in the current literature. It is important to recognize hiatal hernias as a potential cause of obstructive symptoms after esophagectomy. While surgical intervention may be inevitable in certain population of patients. Initial nonoperative management is a viable treatment option and should be utilized in high risk operative patients. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - July 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Watchful Waiting Versus Elective Repair for Asymptomatic and Minimally Symptomatic Paraesophageal Hernias: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis
To evaluate the decision of watchful waiting (WW) versus elective laparoscopic hernia repair (ELHR) for minimally symptomatic paraesophageal hernias (PEH) with respect to cost-effectiveness. (Source: American Journal of Surgery)
Source: American Journal of Surgery - July 23, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ellen H. Morrow, Jennwood Chen, Ravi Patel, Brandon Bellows, Raminder Nirula, Robert Glasgow, Richard E. Nelson Source Type: research

Concurrent Repair of Inguinal Hernias with Mesh Application During Transperitoneal Robotic-assisted Radical Prostatectomy: Is it Safe?
CONCLUSION: Concurrent IH repair with RARP procedure seem to be easy to perform, effective and safe procedure. PMID: 30033512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Urology Journal)
Source: Urology Journal - July 23, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Atmaca AF, Hamidi N, Canda AE, Keske M, Ardicoglu A Tags: Urol J Source Type: research

Duplications of GPC3 and GPC4 genes in symptomatic female carriers of Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome type 1.
In this study, we provide description of two families with rare duplications in both GPC3 and GPC4. These imbalances resulted in SGBS1 in males, while female carriers with skewed X-inactivation exhibited significant features of SGBS1 including congenital heart defect, hernias, intellectual disability and coarse facial features. In family 2, a SGBS diagnosis was not considered in the father until after the diagnosis had been first considered and made in the affected daughter. We emphasize on the importance of testing at risk females and careful examination of those who are found to be carriers of SGBS1. We also discuss and ...
Source: European Journal of Medical Genetics - July 23, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Schirwani S, Novelli A, Digilio MC, Bourn D, Wilson V, Roberts C, Bruno D, Hobson E Tags: Eur J Med Genet Source Type: research

Factors of selection and failure of ambulatory incisional hernia repair: A cohort study of 1429 patients
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Journal of Visceral SurgeryAuthor(s): F. Drissi, J.F. Gillion, J.P. Cossa, F. Jurczak, C. Baayen, “Club Hernie”SummaryBackgroundAmbulatory surgery for incisional hernia repair (IHR) is not a widespread practice and is mainly performed for small incisional hernias.AimTo assess outpatient IHR practice in France and to identify predictive factors of selection and failure of ambulatory procedures.MethodSurgeons of the French “Club Hernie” prospectively gathered data concerning IHR over a period of almost 5 years within a nationwide database.Res...
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - July 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes of Sleeve Gastrectomy in Septuagenarians
AbstractBackgroundFew previous studies have assessed the safety of bariatric surgery in septuagenarians.MethodsA retrospective analysis of all patients 70  years or older who underwent laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy at our institution between 2012 and 2017 was performed. This group was compared to a matched cohort of younger LSG patients (18–50 years) who were operated during the same time period.ResultsThirty septuagenarian LSG patients were compared to 60 younger patients. Gender distribution, preoperative weight, and preoperative body mass index (BMI) were comparable, although patients in the older age ...
Source: Obesity Surgery - July 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Asymptomatic herniation of ureter in the routine inguinal hernia: a dangerous trap for general surgeons
CONCLUSIONMany ureteral inguinal hernias reported in the literature have been on renal transplant patients, while rarely on native kidneys. This case suggests no inguinal hernia repair is routine. Awareness of this anomaly is important, to avoid ureteral injury during herniorrhaphy. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Prosthetic mesh placement for the prevention of parastomal herniation.
CONCLUSIONS: This Cochrane Review included 10 RCTs with a total of 844 participants. The review demonstrated a reduction in the incidence of parastomal hernia in people who had a prophylactic synthetic mesh placed at the time of the index operation compared to a standard ostomy formation. However, our confidence in this estimate is low due to the presence of a large degree of clinical heterogeneity, as well as high variability in follow-up duration and technique of parastomal herniation detection. We found the rate of stoma-related infection to be similar in both the intervention and control groups. PMID: 30027652 [Pu...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - July 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Jones HG, Rees M, Aboumarzouk OM, Brown J, Cragg J, Billings P, Carter B, Chandran P Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Mesh sutured repairs of contaminated incisional hernias
ConclusionMesh sutured closure represents a simplified and effective surgical strategy for contaminated midline incisional hernia repair. (Source: The American Journal of Surgery)
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - July 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Mesh-augmented versus direct abdominal closure in patients undergoing open abdomen treatment
AbstractBackgroundOpen abdomen (OA) may be required in patients with abdominal trauma, sepsis or compartment syndrome. Vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction (VAWCM) is a widely used approach for temporary abdominal closure to close the abdominal wall. However, this method is associated with a high incidence of re-operations in short term and late sequelae such as incisional hernia. The current study aims to compare the results of surgical strategies of OA with versus without permanent mesh augmentation.MethodsPatients with OA treatment undergoing vacuum-assisted wound closure and an intraperitone...
Source: Hernia - July 19, 2018 Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research

Incisional hernia after surgery for colorectal cancer: a population-based register study
AbstractBackgroundOur knowledge on the incidence of incisional hernia and risk factors for developing incisional hernia following surgery for colorectal cancer is far from complete.MethodsAll procedures registered in the Swedish Colorectal Cancer Register (SCRCR) 2007 –2013 were identified. Patients with comorbid disease diagnoses, registered at admissions and visits prior to the procedure and relevant to this study, were obtained from the National Patient Register (NPR). These diagnoses included cardiovascular disease, connective tissue disorders, liver cirrho sis, renal failure, diabetes, chronic obstructive lung d...
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - July 17, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

Re. “Prophylactic Mesh Reinforcement Versus Sutured Closure to Prevent Incisional Hernias After Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair via Midline Laparotomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis”
We read with interest the meta-analysis by Indrakusuma et  al.1 on the comparison between prophylactic mesh and suture closure to prevent incisional hernias after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair via midline laparotomy. The commentary2 suggests possibly little emphasis is actually given to reducing the incidence of incisional hernia particularly in those undergoing open AAA surgery.2,3 (Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Akinfemi Akingboye, Arindam Chaudhuri Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Re. "Prophylactic Mesh Reinforcement Versus Sutured Closure to Prevent Incisional Hernias After Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair via Midline Laparotomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis".
Re. "Prophylactic Mesh Reinforcement Versus Sutured Closure to Prevent Incisional Hernias After Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair via Midline Laparotomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis". Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Jul 17;: Authors: Akingboye A, Chaudhuri A PMID: 30030053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ...)
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Akingboye A, Chaudhuri A Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research

Obstructive Uropathy and Sepsis Caused by an Inguinoscrotal Bladder Hernia: A Case Report.
This report illustrates a unique case of this interesting pathology, as well as the multiple complications and pitfalls that may arise from it. PMID: 30005731 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Permanente journal)
Source: The Permanente journal - July 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research

Re: Prophylactic placement of permanent synthetic mesh at the time of ostomy closure prevents formation of incisional hernias
To the Editors: (Source: Surgery)
Source: Surgery - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ajay Kumar Pal, Ankit Kumar, Awanish Kumar, Abhinav Arun Sonkar, Suresh Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar Source Type: research

Reply: Prophylactic placement of permanent synthetic mesh at the time of ostomy closure prevents formation of incisional hernias
To the Editors: (Source: Surgery)
Source: Surgery - July 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Ajay Kumar Pal, Ankit Kumar, Awanish Kumar, Abhinav Arun Sonkar, Suresh Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar Source Type: research

Spigelian hernia in children: low versus classical
Pediatric spigelian hernias are very rare. They are often missed or misdiagnosed. A series of cases with spigelian hernia, presented to a tertiary care center are presented here with emphasis on different anatomy of spigelian hernias with cryptorchidism and those without associated cryptorchidism. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery - July 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Authors: Mamta Sengar, Anup Mohta, Sujoy Neogi, Alisha Gupta, Vivek Viswanathan Source Type: research

Neoumbilicoplasty With a Pedicled Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Island Flap
Management of the umbilicus is a common dilemma at the time of abdominoplasty and abdominal wall reconstruction. It is not uncommon for underlying pathologies, such as hernias and surgical scars, to result in a disfigured or obliterated native umbilicus or make the blood supply to the umbilical stalk unreliable. In these scenarios, the umbilicus is often sacrificed. Staged neoumbilical reconstruction may be offered and typically utilizes a small skin flap and full-thickness skin graft (Ann Plast Surg 2009;63:358–360). Our technique, in contrast, permits reconstruction of the neoumbilicus in the immediate setting util...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 12, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Higher Recurrence Rate After Endoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) Inguinal Hernia Repair With Ultrapro Lightweight Mesh: 5-Year Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial (TULP-trial)
Conclusions: The overall recurrence rate 5 years after TEP repair was low. Ultrapro lightweight meshes showed higher recurrence rates than heavyweight meshes and are not recommended for endoscopic TEP inguinal hernia repair. (Source: Annals of Surgery)
Source: Annals of Surgery - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Randomized Controlled Trials Source Type: research

Prophylactic Mesh for the Prevention of Parastomal Hernias: Need for a Deep Dive
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Surgery)
Source: Annals of Surgery - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Letters and Responses Source Type: research

Response to: “Prophylactic Mesh for the Prevention of Parastomal Hernias Need for a Deep Dive”
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Surgery)
Source: Annals of Surgery - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Letters and Responses Source Type: research

A prospective randomized study comparing laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) versus Lichtenstein repair for bilateral inguinal hernias
ConclusionsTAPP procedure for bilateral inguinal hernia effectively reduces early postoperative pain, hospital stay and postoperative complications. (Source: The American Journal of Surgery)
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A propensity score-matched comparison of intracorporeal and extracorporeal techniques for robotic-assisted right colectomy in an Enhanced Recovery Pathway
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018Source: The American Journal of SurgeryAuthor(s): Warqaa M. Akram, Riad H. Al-Natour, Jeremy Albright, Juan Wu, Jane Ferraro, Beth-Ann Shanker, Amanda M. McClure, Robert K. ClearyAbstractIntroductionThere may be short-term outcomes advantages for the intracorporeal approach to minimally invasive right colectomy.MethodsThis is a retrospective propensity score-matched comparison of intracorporeal and extracorporeal techniques for robotic-assisted right colectomy in an Enhanced Recovery colorectal surgery service.Results55 intracorporeal and 55 extracorporeal cases were compared....
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical technique of laparoscopic hybrid approach for recurrent inguinal hernia: report a case
CONCLUSIONOur method is effective for difficult recurrent inguinal hernias. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Traumatic Lumbar Hernias: A Case Report
ConclusionUnderstanding the anatomy and mechanism of injury is the key to reconstructing traumatic lumber hernias. Although not required, mesh reinforcement has significantly reduced the recurrence of all hernias. This is the simplest and most effective way, in our opinion, to return the flank muscles to their native position while providing mesh reinforcement. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A post operative complication of foramen of Winslow hernia with left to right herniation of the small intestine: An extremely rare case report
CONCLUSIONTo our knowledge, here we report the first FWH of which the contents of the hernia are herniated from left to right, in literature. Whether the Foramen should be closed or not requires discussion, however, we conclude that the foramen should be closed when possible, acknowledging previous reports and the present case. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A rare encounter of obstructed direct inguinal hernia of sliding variety
ConclusionDirect inguinal hernia of sliding variety getting obstructed is rare. Direct Sliding hernia on right side with ileum as content and bladder forming the wall is extremely rare. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Characteristics and outcomes of laparoscopic surgery in patients with large hiatal hernia. A single center study
ConclusionResults from multiple studies are similar, with shorter hospital stay and less morbidity resulting from the minimally invasive approach. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Handlebar hernia - A rare complication from blunt trauma
ConclusionDespite being a rare entity, handlebar hernias should be suspected when significant blunt force is applied to the abdominal wall from a handle bar injury. They may not be obvious on physical examination and therefore further imaging is often important. Management involves prompt surgical repair to prevent complications. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy of bilateral inguinal herniae and an incidental Spigelian hernia with intra corporeal suturing of the Spigelian hernia neck: A case report
ConclusionSpigelian herniae are rare with non specific symptoms. We present the first case report of a laparoscopic repair of bilateral inguinal herniae and a left sided Spigelian hernia with intra-corporeal suturing of the Spigelian hernia neck. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Risk factors for the development of flank hernias and bulges following surgical flank approaches to the kidney in adults
ConclusionHigh BMI, the use of self-retaining retractor, not identifying or preserving the NVB, postoperative abdominal distention, en masse wound closure, surgical wound infection, and constipation are significant risk factors associated with postoperative flank hernia and bulge. (Source: Arab Journal of Urology)
Source: Arab Journal of Urology - July 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

A systematic review of the association between a single strenuous event and the development of an inguinal hernia: A medicolegal grey area
ConclusionMany patients associate hernias to a single episode, however upon application of more stringent criteria such as Smith's, a much smaller proportion are deemed to be actually attributable to a single strenuous event. (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - July 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Computed Tomography of Internal Hernias Following Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
Publication date: April 2018Source: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI, Volume 39, Issue 2Author(s): Yoan K. Kagoma, Gabriela GayerInternal hernia in the postoperative laparoscopic Roux-en-Y patient is a diagnosis associated with significant morbidity and risk of death. The radiologist plays an instrumental role in workup of this patient group; however, the imaging assessment of these patients is not straightforward given their complex postsurgical anatomy. Multiple radiologic signs of internal hernia have been studied in the literature. This review article presents these signs with representative cases as well as a summar...
Source: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI - July 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Asymptomatic pancreatic body herniation complicated with periauricular squamous cell carcinoma
Publication date: 2018Source: European Journal of Radiology Open, Volume 5Author(s): Isil YildizAbstractHiatus hernia is defined as herniation of the abdominal elements through the esophageal hiatus into the madiastinum. Type IV hiatal herniation is the rarest of all paraoesaphagial hernias. Herniation of pancreas is extremely rare. A 63-year-old male was admitted to the department of oncology with a periauricular squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Abdominal CT was performed for organ metastasis. No metastasis was found, but hiatal herniation of the stomach along with the body of the pancreas into the thorax was observed. To o...
Source: European Journal of Radiology Open - July 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

A rare presentation of Spigelian hernia involving the appendix
We present an emergent case of a Spigelian hernia involving the appendix. (Source: European Journal of Radiology Open)
Source: European Journal of Radiology Open - July 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

Posterior component separation by transversus abdominis release-current paradigm in management of large complex hernias: Our initial experience
ConclusionTAR is a novel but effective technique in dealing with large complex hernias with loss of abdominal domain and gives good postoperative outcomes. (Source: Current Medicine Research and Practice)
Source: Current Medicine Research and Practice - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Incidence and Treatment of Symptomatic Diaphragmatic Hernia After Esophagectomy for Cancer
ConclusionsThe incidence of symptomatic diaphragmatic hernia after esophagectomy was 2.5%, with the highest incidence after minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy (9.4%) as compared with other procedures. Although prophylactic cruroplasty is now the standard of care in patients undergoing minimally invasive esophagectomy, a significant lower hernia rate was not found in this study. (Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery)
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Traumatic Lumbar Hernias: A Case Report
ConclusionUnderstanding the anatomy and mechanism of injury is the key to reconstructing traumatic lumber hernias. Although not required, mesh reinforcement has significantly reduced the recurrence of all hernias. This is the simplest and most effective way, in our opinion, to return the flank muscles to their native position while providing mesh reinforcement. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical technique of laparoscopic hybrid approach for recurrent inguinal hernia: report a case
CONCLUSIONOur method is effective for difficult recurrent inguinal hernias. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A post operative complication of foramen of Winslow hernia with left to right herniation of the small intestine: An extremely rare case report
CONCLUSIONTo our knowledge, here we report the first FWH of which the contents of the hernia are herniated from left to right, in literature. Whether the Foramen should be closed or not requires discussion, however, we conclude that the foramen should be closed when possible, acknowledging previous reports and the present case. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - July 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Risk factors for the development of flank hernias and bulges following surgical flank approaches to the kidney in adults
ConclusionHigh BMI, the use of self-retaining retractor, not identifying or preserving the NVB, postoperative abdominal distention, en masse wound closure, surgical wound infection, and constipation are significant risk factors associated with postoperative flank hernia and bulge. (Source: Arab Journal of Urology)
Source: Arab Journal of Urology - July 5, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research

A systematic review of the association between a single strenuous event and the development of an inguinal hernia: A medicolegal grey area
ConclusionMany patients associate hernias to a single episode, however upon application of more stringent criteria such as Smith's, a much smaller proportion are deemed to be actually attributable to a single strenuous event. (Source: The Surgeon)
Source: The Surgeon - July 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Abdominal wall defects: pathogenesis, prevention and repair
This article provides an update regarding the most recent insights on the pathogenesis of these common abdominal wall defects. In the ‘How to’ sections, the best methods of opening and closing the abdomen are presented, with a focus on prevention of short- and long-term complications. Also, the various options and indications for mesh and autologous abdominal wall reconstructions are discussed. Finally, a treatment algorithm based on our extensive experience and the best available evidence in the literature is presented for the various forms of incisional hernias discussed. (Source: Surgery (Oxford))
Source: Surgery (Oxford) - July 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research