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Hernia. 2006 Oct;10(5):414-8. Epub 2006 Sep 26.

Laparoscopic cure of small ventral hernias with composite mesh.

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Service de Chirurgie Générale et Digestive, Hôpital Bichat, 46 Rue Henri Huchard, 75018, Paris, France. hubert.johanet@bch.ap-hop-paris.fr

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The use of mesh is recommended to reduce the rate of recurrence after the curing of ventral hernias.

METHODS:

A multicentre prospective trial was conducted to assess the laparoscopic cure of small ventral hernias with a composite mesh.

RESULTS:

Around 222 patients entered the trial and received laparoscopic repair for ventral hernias of less than 5 cm. There was one conversion. The mean length of post-operative hospitalisation was 2.5 days. At 1 year, the recurrence rate was 2%. Two meshes were removed due to infection, 3% of the patients were using analgesics and 86.1% of the patients described no pain on EVA scoring.

CONCLUSION:

The laparoscopic cure of small ventral hernias with composite mesh is efficient. Further technical progress is warranted to reduce the rate of seroma formation.

PMID:
17021675
DOI:
10.1007/s10029-006-0128-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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