[Laparoscopic surgery of recurrent hernias after prosthesis (35 cases)].


We report 35 cases of laparoscopic repair after prosthesis surgery using the classic open technique (19 cases) or laparoscopic technique (16 cases). Most difficulties were observed after intraperitoneal laparoscopy. Hernia repair was preferentially intrapreperitoneal (31 cases). Post-operative morbidity was low with two cases of serohematic effusion treated by puncture. Mean hospital stay was 2.5 days. Patients returned to normal activity within 7 days but work stoppage in active patients depended more on patient motivation than the initial surgical procedure. There were no reiterative recurrences although follow-up is too short (mean 21.2 months) for definitive results.

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@article{Cady1997LaparoscopicSO, title={[Laparoscopic surgery of recurrent hernias after prosthesis (35 cases)].}, author={Jean Cady and Jean Godfroy and O Sibaud and C Kron}, journal={Chirurgie; mémoires de l'Académie de chirurgie}, year={1997}, volume={122 10}, pages={539-43; discussion 543-4} }