Laparoscopic versus open ventral hernia repairs: 5 year recurrence rates

@article{Ballem2008LaparoscopicVO,
  title={Laparoscopic versus open ventral hernia repairs: 5 year recurrence rates},
  author={Naveen Ballem and Rikesh T Parikh and Eren Berber and Alan E Siperstein},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={1935-1940}
}
Current studies with 2-3 year follow-up favor laparoscopic ventral hernia repair due to lower recurrence rates, fewer wound infections, and shorter hospital stays. There is scant data in the literature for this group of patients regarding longer follow-up. This study compares the actual 5 year recurrence rates of laparoscopic versus open techniques and determines factors that may affect recurrence. A retrospective analysis of ventral hernia repairs at a tertiary center between January 1996 and… CONTINUE READING
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