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BMC Surg. 2015 Oct 28;15:118. doi: 10.1186/s12893-015-0104-3.

Implementation of the trans-abdominal partial extra-peritoneal (TAPE) technique in laparoscopic lumbar hernia repair.

Sun J1,2, Chen X1,2, Li J3,4, Zhang Y1,2, Dong F1,2, Zheng M5,6.

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1
Department of General Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200025, P.R. China.
2
Shanghai Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Shanghai, 200025, P.R. China.
3
Department of General Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200025, P.R. China. rjljw@sohu.com.
4
Shanghai Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Shanghai, 200025, P.R. China. rjljw@sohu.com.
5
Department of General Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, 200025, P.R. China. rjzmhtiger@sina.com.
6
Shanghai Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, Shanghai, 200025, P.R. China. rjzmhtiger@sina.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

There is still not any standardized operative strategy that is well-accepted all over the world for lumbarhernia. We are here to investigate the feasibility of the trans-abdominal partial extra-peritoneal (TAPE) technique in lumbar hernia repair.

METHODS:

The TAPE technique was applied to 14 patients with lumbar hernia from May 2009 until January 2014. The surgical technique was described in details and follow-ups were performed for further evaluation.

RESULTS:

The mean age of the 14 patients was 68 ± 8 years, with the average BMI 25.5 ± 2.1 kg/m(2). The etiology study showed that 13 cases after surgical operations and one case after trauma. The average size of the hernia defect was 86.8 ± 46.4 cm(2), while the mean size of the mesh implanted was 275 ± 61.2 cm(2). The mean operative time was 59.2 ± 8.2 min. There was no intra-operative visceral injury in this serial of cases. There was no conversion case and all patients accepted the TAPE technique successfully. The VAS was 3.8 ± 1.9 and 2.2 ± 1.6 on POD1 and POD3, respectively. The mean post-operative hospital stay was 4.0 ± 1.3 days. The median follow-up time was 33 months. All patients returned to unrestricted movement within 2 weeks after surgery. During the follow-ups, no complication as bulge, seroma, hematoma, wound infection, abscess in surgical area and chronic pain, nor recurrence was observed.

CONCLUSIONS:

According to our experience in this series of investigations, the TAPE could be a feasible and easy-to-learn technique which can be applied to most of the lumbar hernia repairs.

PMID:
26507827
PMCID:
PMC4624658
DOI:
10.1186/s12893-015-0104-3
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