Preliminary results about a novel technique of mesh positioning in the abdominal wall hernia repair

Giuseppe Salamone, Francesco Carfi' Pavia, Cristian Sabatino, Gaspare Gulotta, Leo Licari, Campanella, De Marco, Parinisi, Ciolino, Sabatino, Carfì, Leo Licari, Gulotta, Salamone, Paolino De Marco, Sofia Campanella

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INTRODUCTION: The surgical techniques described to approach the incisional hernia repair are various and there is not consensus about which of them to use. The Intra-Peritoneal Onlay Technique (IPOM) with classic mesh positioning is burdened by high post-operative complication rate. The study shows the preliminary results of a novel technique of open IPOM mesh positioning with "percutaneous" approach.PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to December 2016 patients with abdominal wall incisional hernia that underwent surgical operation via open mesh technique for abdominal wall hernia repair at the "Policlinico Paolo Giaccone" at Palermo University Hospital were identified and the data collected were retrospectively reviewed; patients' medical and surgical records were collected from charts and the surgical registries. One hundred thirty-five patients with open IPOM percutaneous mesh positioning were selected.DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: The observational study proposed showed that the technique described for the abdominal wall incisional hernia repair seems to be hopeful in order to set a post-operative course not burdened by elevated rate of post-operative complications, estimated to be near 37% vs 13% reported by our series
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-226
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery


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