Conventional surgery for incisional hernia carries a postoperative morbidity and recurrence rate of more than 12%. The aim of this study was to report our experience with the laparoscopic treatment of incisional hernia with the use of a composite mesh (Parietex, Sofradim, Celbio). The median duration of the operation was 135 minutes. In one patient peritonitis from small bowel perforation occurred on postoperative day 2 and required emergency surgery. The median postoperative hospital stay was 3 days. No complications were observed over a median follow-up period of 12 months. The goal of the laparoscopic treatment of incisional hernia is to decrease the incidence of local complications and the recurrence rate which are seen with traditional open surgery. To this should be added all the advantages of minimally invasive surgery in terms of decreased postoperative pain, length of hospital stay, and sick leave.
|Translated title of the contribution||Laparoscopic treatment of incisional hernia with Parietex mesh. Preliminary results and review of the literature|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2004|
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