Facilitation of open spigelian hernia repair by laparoscopic location of the hernial defect

Abstract

A spigelian hernia is an uncommon entity. The diagnosis and location of this disorder often is difficult. We present a case in which the hernia could not be located at the time of operation, despite exploration. Laparoscopy performed subsequently enabled location and repair of the hernia under direct visualization, with good results. Laparoscopy is… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00464-003-8200-3

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