BACKGROUND AND AIM: Major incisional hernias of the abdominal wall often pose a serious surgical problem. The choice between simple suture repair and mesh repair remains uncertain. METHODS: Seventy-seven patients underwent surgery to repair large abdominal incisional hernias, i.e., with parietal defects of 10 cm or more, by retromuscular prosthetic hernioplasty between 1996 and 1999. All patients were treated preoperatively by progressive pneumoperitoneum and were followed up for 2-5 years (mean 38.3 months). RESULTS: Almost all patients tolerated the pneumoperitoneum; no postoperative death occurred. Six patients developed a subcutaneous infection but none of them required removal of the mesh. Two patients (2.6%) had recurrent incisional hernia. CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that pneumoperitoneum is useful in preparing patients for incisional hernioplasty. Retromuscular mesh repair represents an appropriate surgical procedure, particularly in view of its low rate of recurrence.

Incisional hernia treatment with progressive pneumoperitoneum and retromuscular prosthetic hernioplasty

TONIATO, ANTONIO;BERNANTE, PAOLO;PELIZZO, MARIA ROSA
2002

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Major incisional hernias of the abdominal wall often pose a serious surgical problem. The choice between simple suture repair and mesh repair remains uncertain. METHODS: Seventy-seven patients underwent surgery to repair large abdominal incisional hernias, i.e., with parietal defects of 10 cm or more, by retromuscular prosthetic hernioplasty between 1996 and 1999. All patients were treated preoperatively by progressive pneumoperitoneum and were followed up for 2-5 years (mean 38.3 months). RESULTS: Almost all patients tolerated the pneumoperitoneum; no postoperative death occurred. Six patients developed a subcutaneous infection but none of them required removal of the mesh. Two patients (2.6%) had recurrent incisional hernia. CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that pneumoperitoneum is useful in preparing patients for incisional hernioplasty. Retromuscular mesh repair represents an appropriate surgical procedure, particularly in view of its low rate of recurrence.
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