| UNUSUAL CASE
|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 157-159
Transfascial suture in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair; friend or foe?
Diwakar Sahu, Somak Das, Majid Rasool Wani, Prasanna Kumar Reddy
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimal Access Surgery, Apollo Hospital, Greams Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
'Suture hernia' is fairly a new and rare type of ventral hernia. It occurs at the site of transfascial suture, following laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR). Employment of transfascial sutures in LVHR is still debatable in contrast to tackers. Prevention of mesh migration and significant post-operative pain are the pros and cons with the use of transfascial sutures, respectively. We report an unusual case of suture hernia or transfascial hernia, which can further intensify this dispute, but at the same time will provide insight for future consensus.
Prasanna Kumar Reddy
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimal Access Surgery, Apollo Hospital, 21, Greams Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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