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BACKGROUND Incisional hernia is a common complication of abdominal surgery, and it is often a source of morbidity and high costs for health care. This is a case-control study to compare laparoscopic versus anterior-open incisional hernia repair. METHODS 170 patients with incisional hernia were enrolled in this study between September 2001 and December(More)
BACKGROUND Various systems exist for prosthesis fixation in hernia repair. These techniques vary in terms of postoperative complications and pain. This study compares prosthesis fixation techniques employed in laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) hernioplasty using a visual analog scale (VAS) to quantify postoperative pain. METHODS Patients (n(More)
The aim of this study was to establish the efficacy and tolerability of human fibrin glue (Tissucol®) for the nontraumatic fixation of a composite prosthesis (Parietex®) in the laparoscopic repair of small to medium-sized incisional hernias and primary defects of the abdominal wall. From October 2003 to October 2005, 40 patients underwent laparoscopic(More)
The efficacy and safety of prosthesis fixation were studied by means of fibrin glue (Tissucol, Baxter Healthcare) during laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) treatment of inguinal and femoral hernias. Between September 2001 and December 2004, fibrin glue was used for mesh fixation during TAPP. In this study, 320 hernias were treated for 230(More)
Incisional hernia is a common complication of abdominal surgery, and it is often a source of morbidity and high costs for health care. This is a case-control study to compare laparoscopic versus anterior-open incisional hernia repair. 170 patients with incisional hernia were enrolled in this study between September 2001 and December 2004. Of these, 85(More)
BACKGROUND Incisional hernia is a frequent complication of abdominal surgery. The object of this study was to confirm the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of laparoscopic treatment of abdominal wall defects. METHODS Fifty consecutive laparoscopic abdominal and incisional hernia repairs from September 2001 to May 2003 were compared with 50 open anterior(More)
Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias is usually achieved by totally extraperitoneal (TEP) or transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) techniques. The intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) could be an interesting alternative as it is much easier to perform and faster to execute. This technique is subject to correct selection of indications and to demonstration of(More)
The aim of this study is to establish the indications, safety, efficacy, feasibility and reproducibility of the laparoscopic technique in treating defects in the abdominal wall, including those of large dimensions, to standardise the surgical technique and to confirm the performance of the composite prosthesis used (Parietex, Sofradim). The study(More)
The emergency treatment of incisional hernias can be accomplished by a laparoscopic approach in order to avoid the common complications following open techniques. From January 2001 to September 2007, we performed 48 emergency laparoscopic treatments of incarcerated hernias. In our hospital, 320 patients with incisional hernia and 65 patients with primary(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS In this report, the feasibility, efficacy and safety of laparoscopic liver resection with radiofrequency has been evaluated in a small series of patients. METHODOLOGY From January 1993 to May 2002 we carried out 7 laparoscopic liver resections (3 men and 4 women), five of which were for benign pathology and two for metastases from(More)