Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair

W. Scott Melvin, David Renton

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Abstract

Ventral hernias, whether naturally occurring or the result of previous surgery, comprise one of the most common problems confronting general surgeons. As many as 25% of laparotomy incisions develop a hernia over long-term follow-up, which is a difficult problem with many treatment algorithms. Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair has improved over the last decade and has proven to be an effective treatment option. With fewer wound complications and low recurrence rates, it is a useful tool in the surgeon's armamentarium. Care should be taken regarding patient selection, operative technique, and mesh size to ensure adequate repair of the hernia, thereby preventing recurrence at a later date. The first attempt at a hernia repair has the highest chance of long-term success, so it is important that the surgeon take all the factors into mind before proceeding with operative repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1496-1499
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Volume35
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Ventral Hernia
Herniorrhaphy
Recurrence
Hernia
Laparotomy
Patient Selection
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics
Surgeons

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Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. / Melvin, W. Scott; Renton, David.

In: World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 35, No. 7, 07.2011, p. 1496-1499.

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Melvin, W. Scott ; Renton, David. / Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. In: World Journal of Surgery. 2011 ; Vol. 35, No. 7. pp. 1496-1499.
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