Mesh repair of incisional hernia: comparison of laparoscopic and open repair.

@article{Vant2002MeshRO,
  title={Mesh repair of incisional hernia: comparison of laparoscopic and open repair.},
  author={R Van't and Wietske W. Vrijland and Johan F. Lange and Wim C. J. Hop and Johannes Jeekel and Hendrik J Bonjer},
  journal={The European journal of surgery = Acta chirurgica},
  year={2002},
  volume={168 12},
  pages={684-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare our results of open and laparoscopic mesh repair of incisional hernias. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Teaching hospitals, The Netherlands. SUBJECTS All patients who had had a laparoscopic (n = 25) or an open (n = 76) mesh repair of incisional hernia between January 1996 and January 2000. INTERVENTIONS Physical examination at the time of the study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Morbidity and recurrence. RESULTS The groups were comparable. 11 patients (14… CONTINUE READING