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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)
INTRODUCTION 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. MATERIALS AND METHODS From October 2003 to October 2005, 40(More)
BACKGROUND 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. METHODS Between September 2001 and December 2004, fibrin glue was used for mesh fixation during TAPP. RESULTS In this study, 320(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)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate the effect of fibrin glue in laparoscopic spleen-preserving procedures for traumatic rupture. METHODS From January 2002 to December 2005, six laparoscopic spleen-preserving procedures were performed for traumatic rupture using fibrin glue. Two of the cases had previous middle and lower abdominal surgery. Survey 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)
OBJECTIVE A phase 2 study to evaluate the effects of a short preoperative course of interleukin-2 (IL-2) on the postoperative course of patients with cancer. DESIGN Open study. SETTING San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy. SUBJECTS 16 Consecutive patients with locally advanced colorectal cancer, with or without metastases. INTERVENTION IL-2 in a dose(More)
INTRODUCTION 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(More)