Traditional methods commonly used in ventral hernia repair have a high recurrence rate. In patch repair, the recurrence rate is low, but there are many prosthetic materials. Ventralex™ ST hernia patch has small and medium sizes. We aimed to determine the results in ventral hernias.
A single-center retrospective analysis was performed. Ventral hernias <3 cm were repaired using intraperitoneal Ventralex™ ST hernia patch between January 2015 and March 2017. Demographic characteristics, operative time, analgesic requirement, length of hospital stay, postoperative complications, and recurrences were recorded.
A total of 65 patients with umbilical, epigastric, and trocar site hernia underwent surgery. Thirty-four patients were female, and 31 were male. According to the localization, 43 patients had an umbilical hernia, 16 had an epigastric hernia, and six had trocar site hernia. Hernia size was <2 cm in 35 patients and 2-3 cm in 30 patients. The mean body mass index was 28 kg/m2. Wound infection was detected in two patients, and one patient had seroma. The mean follow-up was 17 months. No recurrence was observed during follow-up.
Ventralex™ ST hernia patch is a safe prosthetic material that can be applied by open surgical technique with low complication and recurrence rates, especially in small and medium-sized umbilical, epigastric and trocar site hernias.
Keywords: Ventral hernia, umbilical hernia, Ventralex™ hernia patch