Laparoscopic repair of ventral and incisional hernias: Our experience in 150 patients


Yavuz N., Ipek T., As A., Kapan M. , Eyuboglu E., Erguney S.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES, vol.15, no.6, pp.601-605, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/lap.2005.15.601
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES
  • Page Numbers: pp.601-605

Abstract

Background: Incisional hernias develop in 2 to 20% of laparotomy incisions. Approximately 100,000 ventral hernias are operated on each year in the United States. The reported recurrence rates for open repair are 25-52% for primary and 12.5-19% for mesh repair. Compared to the open technique, laparoscopic repair has low rates of complications and recurrence, greater patient acceptance, and shorter hospital stay.