Mesh-Free Laparoscopic Spigelian Hernia Repair

  title={Mesh-Free Laparoscopic Spigelian Hernia Repair},
  author={James G Bittner and Michael A. Edwards and Malay B. Shah and Bruce V. Macfadyen and John D. Mellinger},
  journal={The American Surgeon},
  pages={713 - 720}
Varied Spigelian hernia mesh repair techniques have been described, although evidence suggests laparoscopy results in less morbidity and shorter hospitalization compared with open procedures. Laparoscopic suture repair of Spigelian hernias is rarely reported. Two patients with small Spigelian hernias (≤2 cm) were diagnosed and repaired laparoscopically using a transabdominal suture technique. Under laparoscopic guidance, a suture-passer was used to place two or three transfacial, interrupted 0… 

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