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Estimation and comparison of results after incisional hernia repair (IHR) modo onlay or sublay with abdominoplasty in patients who lost the weight following Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB). Analysis and comparison of changes in quality of life (QL) of these patients prior to RYGB, before and after simultaneous IHR and abdominoplasty.
Patients who require highly complex abdominal wall hernia repair with composite soft tissue free flap coverage represent the most challenging population, and the most difficult to definitively treat. For many, this combined procedure represents their last chance to restore any sense of normalcy to their lives. To date, patient reported post-operative outcomes have been limited in the literature, in particular, quality of life has been an under-reported component of successful management.
The use of meshes in inguinal hernia repair (IHR) has gained popularity but new complications have been observed. Mesh-related visceral complications (MRVCs) are generally considered rare and hence are not studied in depth. We carried out a thorough literature search and collected 101 clinical reports published from 1992 to 2018. The reported complications seem to have tripled in the last decade. Ninety-seven cases met the inclusion criteria and they were subdivided into four groups (group A-onlay IHR, grou...
Lichtenstein repair is standard practice for inguinal herniorrhaphy, but there is increasing public concern in the use of mesh and postoperative chronic pain. New mesh technology, such as the prolene hernia system, has a preperitoneal component to reinforce the myopectineal orifice aim to reduce the risk of recurrence and chronic pain. This meta-analysis compares outcomes using prolene hernia system versus lichenstein repair for inguinal hernias.
Retromuscular ventral hernia repairs have become increasingly popular, both with and without transversus abdominis release. We aim to describe our 90-day outcomes in patients who underwent robotic retromuscular ventral hernia repair (RRVHR).
Repair of giant incisional hernia often requires complex surgery and the results of conventional methods using synthetic mesh as reinforcement are unsatisfactory, with high recurrence and complication rates. Our hypothesis was that full-thickness skin graft (FTSG) provides an alternative reinforcement material for giant incisional hernia repair and that outcome is improved. The aim of this study was to compare FTSG with conventional materials currently used as reinforcement in the repair of giant incisional...
Emergency laparotomy is a high-risk procedure, and incisional hernia is a common complication. This study aimed to investigate whether a standardized fascial closure technique, using slowly absorbable monofilament suture in a ratio of at least 1:4, could reduce the long-term occurrence of incisional hernia after emergency laparotomy.
This study investigates if pledgeted sutures for hiatal closure could be an alternative to mesh for the surgical treatment of large hiatal hernia.
Repair of giant paraoesophageal herniae (GPEH) is technically challenging and requires significant experience in advanced foregut surgery. Controversy continues on suture versus mesh cruroplasty with the most recent systematic review and meta-analysis putting the onus on the operating surgeon. Study aim was to review whether the biological prosthesis (non-cross-linked bovine pericardium and porcine dermis) and the technique adopted for patients with GPEH had an influence on clinical and radiological recurre...
The advantages of biological meshes for ventral hernia repair are still under debate. Given the high financial cost, the proper indications for biological meshes should be clarified to restrict their use to properly selected patients.
The aim of the study was to offer a prospective comparative assessment of long-term outcomes for inguinal hernia repair using Valenti and Lichtenstein techniques.
Chronic pain and discomfort are common before and after inguinal hernia repair (IHR) and pain is clearly linked to reduced quality of life (QoL). The long-term effect of IHR on QoL in relation to preoperative symptoms is incompletely described.
To compare, using a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials, the risk of incisional hernia in patients undergoing single-incision laparoscopic surgery to those undergoing traditional laparoscopic surgery.
Femoral hernias constantly present as incarceration or strangulation and require emergency surgery. Incarcerated and strangulated femoral hernia repair remains challenging and controversial. The aim of our study was to analyze the efficacy of preperitoneal tension-free hernioplasty via lower abdominal midline incision for incarcerated and strangulated femoral hernia.
In patients with cirrhosis, the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Sodium (MELD-Na) score is a validated predictor of outcomes after transplant and non-transplant surgical procedures. This study investigates the association of MELD-Na score with complications following elective ventral hernia repair in non-cirrhotic patients.
The recurrence rate after groin hernia repair (GHR) has been estimated to be between 1-10% in adult patients. Neither national rates nor trends in recurrence over time have been reliably established for Medicare patients in the USA.
The lumbar abdominal wall hernia is a rare hernia in which abdominal contents protrude through a defect in the dorsal abdominal wall, which can be of iatrogenic, congenital, or traumatic origin. Two anatomical locations are known: the superior and the inferior lumbar triangle. The aim of this systematic review is to provide a clear overview of the existing literature and make practical clinical recommendations for proper diagnosis and treatment of the primary lumbar hernia.
Despite the frequency with which inguinal hernia repairs (IHR) are performed, the real-world comparative effectiveness of laparoscopic versus open repairs is not well established. We compared the rate of recurrent inguinal hernia after laparoscopic and open mesh procedures.
The use of extraperitoneal mesh in place of intra-peritoneal mesh is gaining popularity in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. We have adopted a robotic assisted laparoscopic technique using a lateral single-dock robotic access with retromuscular mesh placement after opening the ipsilateral posterior rectus fascia. In this study, we wanted to evaluate the changes in operative times during the initial experience with this novel technique.
Developments in inguinal hernia surgery have substantially lowered recurrence rates, yet recurrences remain an important outcome parameter of inguinal hernia repair. The aim of this study was to analyze the characteristics of all reoperated groins after endoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair in a high-volume hernia clinic in the Netherlands.
In the original publication, one of the co-author 'M. Riaz' details were missed to include in the author group. The complete author group should read as A. Mughal, A. Khan, J. Rehman, H. Naseem, M. Riaz, R. Waldron, M. Duggan, W. Khan, K. Barry, I. Z. Khan.