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We evaluated the true incidence of seroma formation after laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) patch. In a prospective study, 20 patients who underwent laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia with PTFE were evaluated clinically and with ultrasound examination for seroma formation up to the 90th postoperative day.(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the clinical course of soccer players affected by chronic groin pain, who were referred for laparoscopic inguinal exploration. MATERIAL/METHODS Thirty-five professional soccer players affected by chronic groin pain and referred for laparoscopic inguinal exploration were included in this prospective, non-randomized study. Prior to(More)
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome occurs in 4% to 9% of middle-aged men and in 1% to 2% of middle-aged women. The incidence of OSA among morbidly obese patients is 12- to 30-fold higher. The pathophysiology of OSA is complex and incompletely understood. The important clinical symptoms of OSA include snoring, daytime sleepiness, restless sleep, morning(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has gained great popularity during the last few years. This procedure has advantages over the traditional open operation, thus making it the standard method for removal of the gallbladder at present. Only a few cases of laparoscopic cholecystectomy during pregnancy have been reported. On the other hand, some authors classify(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic repair is a new alternative approach to postoperation ventral hernia (POVH). Whether this procedure is accompanied with acceptable operation risk and recurrence rate is not yet established. METHODS During 1996, we performed laparoscopic repair of POVH in 53 patients. Twenty-nine (55%) of these patients had a history of at least one(More)
In four patients, acute cholangitis was found to result from a ruptured hydatid cyst. In three patients, the diagnosis was established before operation by ultrasonography, and the fourth case was diagnosed during operation. Once the diagnosis of cholangitis is reached, our working policy includes administration of antibiotics and fluids, accelerated(More)
Background: Laparoscopic repair is a new alternative approach to postoperation ventral hernia (POVH). Whether this procedure is accompanied with acceptable operation risk and recurrence rate is not yet established. Methods: During 1996, we performed laparoscopic repair of POVH in 53 patients. Twenty-nine (55%) of these patients had a history of at least one(More)
We report the occurrence of neurologic complications in 23 patients who underwent gastric restriction surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity. Complications occurred 3 to 20 months after surgery. All the patients had had protracted vomiting for the first 3 months after the operation. The following syndromes were found: chronic or subacute symmetric(More)
BACKGROUND Revision of gastric bariatric operations is sometimes technically difficult and may fail to achieve prolonged weight reduction. The use of the adjustable silicone gastric banding (ASGB) offers a new approach for these revisions. METHODS ASGB was performed as a revisional procedure on 37 patients whose initial bariatric operations were as(More)
BACKGROUND The appearance of hernia around the access port site after implantation of a laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) is a complication that can limit the beneficial effect of the device. We evaluated the incidence of hernias at the port-site for band adjustment and propose a technique for its repair. METHODS A retrospective study was(More)