Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
BMC Surg. 2013;13 Suppl 2:S24. doi: 10.1186/1471-2482-13-S2-S24. Epub 2013 Oct 8.

Transabdominal pre-peritoneal mesh in inguinal hernia repair in elderly: end point of our experience.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Aim of this study is to present our standardized laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal hernia repair (TAPP) technique, and to study our experience in the elderly as far as concerns preoperative and postoperative variables.

METHODS:

We described our standardized TAPP technique according with Stuttgart technique 1, and we evalutated our team's experience in TAPP inguinal hernia repair in elderly (> 65 yrs) and in young patients (< 65 yrs).

RESULTS:

We retrospectively reviewed our Surgery Division's experience about TAPP; we included in our study 185 patients. The sample was subdivided in two groups: TAPP Group (< 65 years patients) and TAPPe Group (> 65 years patients). TAPP Group was composed by 154 patients and TAPPe Group of 31 patients. According with literature, in this subgroup recurrence rate (3,2%), early and delayed complications and mean operative time (86 min). There were no major vascular or intestinal complications. At the moment follow-up is 31 months. There were no incisional hernias on umbilical trocar. Mean satisfaction rate was excellent also in elderly patients.

CONCLUSIONS:

According with literature, in our experience TAPP technique is a safe and feasible procedure, even in elderly patients.

PMID:
24266979
PMCID:
PMC3851048
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2482-13-S2-S24
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for BioMed Central Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center