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BACKGROUND The authors describe a minimally invasive treatment of moderate to large incisional and ventral hernia defects using Parietex composite mesh. METHODS All defects are closed laparoscopically or through a minilaparotomy using sutures, and the composite mesh is fixed intraperitonally using transabdominal fixation with nonabsorbable sutures to(More)
Having found existing techniques for treatment of incisional hernias unsatisfactory, we developed a new laparoscopic approach with a Parietex Composite mesh. This study shows the preliminary results in order to analyze the validity of the concept on efficacy and safety. Three trocars are needed for this procedure. Non-reabsorbable sutures are mandatory for(More)
INTRODUCTION This report reviews the clinical and functional outcomes of implanted meshes during a second-look evaluation of 85 cases after a large number (733) of laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repairs (LIVHR), of which 608 were controlled throughout a period of 5 to 10 years. This report demonstrates a minimal occurrence of adhesions and a low(More)
This retrospective chart analysis reports and assesses the long-term (beyond 10 years) safety and efficiency of a single institution’s experience in 1326 laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia repairs (LIVHR), defending the principle of the suturing defect (augmentation repair concept) prior to laparoscopic reinforcement with a composite mesh (IPOM(More)
BACKGROUND Vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) has long been the main restrictive procedure for morbid obesity but has many long-term complications for which conversion to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) is often considered the best option. METHODS This series regroups patients operated on by three different surgeons in four different centers. All data(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is an important respiratory risk factor after abdominal surgery. Laparoscopic surgical techniques seem beneficial in obese patients in terms of respiratory morbidity, with a faster return to normal respiratory function. However, there is little information about intraoperative respiratory mechanics and about patient tolerance to abdominal(More)
We report a rare case of small bowel gallstone obstruction in a patient with cholecystointestinal fistula. Diagnosis of this condition is usually difficult and only achieved at surgery. We review the radiological findings, particularly the CT findings, helpful for diagnosis: ectopic gallstone, biliary gas and fistula. Early preoperative diagnosis could(More)