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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 The aim of this study was to assess whether partially absorbable monofilament mesh could influence postoperative pain and recurrence after Lichtenstein hernioplasty over the long term. METHODS Patients were randomized into two groups that were treated with lightweight (LW) or heavyweight (HW) mesh in 15 centers in Poland. A modified suture(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)
PURPOSE Traumatic aortic injury (TAI) is a rare but life-threatening type of injury. We investigate whether the anatomy of the aortic arch influences the severity of aortic injury. METHODS This is a retrospective study of twenty-two cases treated with TEVAR for TAI in our department from 2009 to 2014. Aortic injury was assessed in accordance with the(More)
INTRODUCTION Many patients undergoing cardiac surgery have risk factors for both atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke. The left atrial appendage (LAA) is the primary site for thrombi formation. The most severe complication of emboli derived from LAA is stroke, which is associated with a 12-month mortality rate of 38% and a 12-month recurrence rate of 17%.(More)
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is gaining popularity [1–3]. Recently, two papers on single-incision port-site hernia have been published: first, a nationwide prospective, matched cohort study from the Danish database with 552 patients selected to match pre-defined inclusion criteria with 4 years period follow-up [4]; second, the meta-analysis(More)
INTRODUCTION Parastomal hernia is described as the most common complication in patients with ostomy. It is reported that its incidence varies from 3% to 39% for colostomies and 0 to 6% for ileostomies. Surgical repair remains the treatment of choice. There are three types of surgical treatment - fascial repair, stoma relocation and repair using prosthetic(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)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the type of the mesh and proper surgical technique can influence the outcome of a tension-free hernia repair in a contaminated filed. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was based on the model of bacterial peritonitis in rats induced with a mixture composed of Escherichia coli and Bacteroides fragilis.(More)
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