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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 83-90

Laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repair

1 Diploma Laparoscopic Surgery, France
2 Department of General Surgery, Hemel Hempstead NHS, Hillfield Road, HP2 4AD UK

Correspondence Address:
Amrit Pal Singh Bedi
A-32, Sector 50, Noida - 201 303, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.37190

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Background : It has been more than a decade, since the introduction of laparoscopic management of ventral and incisional hernia. The purpose of this article was to systematically review the literature, analyze the results of Laparoscopic repair of ventral and incisional hernia and to ascertain its role. Materials and Methods: Pubmed was used for identifying the original articles. Both incisional and ventral hernia repair were included. Out of 145 articles extracted from Pubmed, 34 original studies were considered for review. More than three thousand patients were included in the review. Variables analyzed in the review were inpatient stay, defect size, mesh size, hematoma, seroma, wound infection, bowel perforation, obstruction, ileus, recurrence and pain. Qualitative analysis of the variables was carried out. Results: Seromas (5.45%) and post operative pain (2.75%) are the two common complications associated with this procedure. Recurrence rate was found to be 3.67%. Overall complication rate was 19.24%, with two deaths reported. Conclusion: The results suggest laparoscopic repair of ventral and incisional hernia as an effective procedure. Faster recovery and shorter in patient stay - makes it a feasible alternative to open repair.


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