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Surg Today. 2010;40(1):88-91. doi: 10.1007/s00595-008-4000-7. Epub 2009 Dec 29.

Laparoscopic primary repair of ventral hernias: early results of a new technique.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Gazi University, 06550, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey.


Epigastric, umbilical, incisional, parastomal, and trocar site hernias are all classified as "ventral" hernias, which constitute a great portion of the surgery in a general surgical practice, and debate still continues regarding the optimal surgical strategy to correct these anatomical defects. Although repairing these hernias using a synthetic material, whether placed open or laparoscopically, has gained wide popularity, there are some situations where the use of a mesh is either unnecessary or contraindicated. This article presents the cases of 10 patients with some kind of ventral hernia which were all repaired laparoscopically with a primary suturing technique.

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