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BACKGROUND The material and the surgical technique used to close an abdominal wall incision are important determinants of the risk of developing an incisional hernia. Optimising closure of abdominal wall incisions holds a potential to prevent patients suffering from incisional hernias and for important costs savings in health care. METHODS The European(More)
Patients’ need to improve outcomes and to reduce the number of complications triggers the development of new materials and surgery concepts. Currently, there are many implants and fixation systems dedicated for intraperitoneal onlay mesh procedure. The aim of this study was to compare two different mesh/fixation system concepts (PH: Physiomesh/Securestrap(More)
Prevention of parastomal hernia (PSH) formation is crucial, given the high prevalence and difficulties in the surgical repair of PSH. To investigate the effect of a preventive mesh in PSH formation after an end colostomy, we aimed to meta-analyze all relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs). We searched five databases. For each trial, we extracted risk(More)
BACKGROUND This paper describes an investigation of biomechanical behaviour of hernia repair, which is focused on the selection of safe linking of certain type of implant with fascia in laparoscopic operation. The strength of various fixations of the implant to the fascia is analysed. METHODS The research is based on experimental observations of operated(More)
PURPOSE A classification of parastomal hernias (PH) is needed to compare different populations described in various trials and cohort studies, complete the previous inguinal and ventral hernia classifications of the European Hernia Society (EHS) and will be integrated into the EuraHS database (European Registry of Abdominal Wall Hernias). METHODS Several(More)
BACKGROUND Intraabdominal pressure often is blamed as the cause of mesh-fascia junction failure after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Stretching of the mesh during a cough or defecation may lead to recurrence. Little is known about the movements of mesh in the abdominal cavity after this operation. This study investigated the front abdominal wall to(More)
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has been developed with the objective to reduce surgical trauma, decrease associated surgical stress and to improve cosmetic outcome. However, concerns have been raised regarding the risk of trocar-site hernia following this approach. Previous meta-analyses have suggested a trend toward higher hernia rates, but have(More)
BACKGROUND The management of the left subclavian artery when coverage is necessary during thoracic aorta endografting remains a matter of debate. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of a single-centre experience with thoracic endovascular aorta repair (TEVAR) was performed. Between April 2004 and October 2012, 125 cases of TEVAR were performed.(More)
BACKGROUND This prospective randomised study evaluated whether non-knitted and non-woven lightweight implants can influence postoperative pain and time of return to normal activity, without increasing the recurrence rate in Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty. METHODS Patients were operated on in four centres, randomised blindly into two groups with(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic repair is becoming an increasingly popular alternative in the treatment of abdominal wall hernias. In spite of numerous studies evaluating this technique, indications for laparoscopic surgery have not been established. Similarly, implant selection and fixation techniques have not been unified and are the subject of scientific(More)