Minimally invasive ventral herniorrhaphy: an analysis of 6,266 published cases

@article{Carlson2007MinimallyIV,
  title={Minimally invasive ventral herniorrhaphy: an analysis of 6,266 published cases},
  author={Mark A. Carlson and Constantine T. Frantzides and Valerie K. Shostrom and Luis E. Laguna},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2007},
  volume={12},
  pages={9-22}
}
Over 300,000 ventral abdominal wall hernias are repaired each year in the United States; many of these operations are done with a minimally invasive approach. Despite these numbers, there are few controlled data that evaluate the minimally invasive method of ventral hernia repair. A review of over 6,000 published cases of minimally invasive ventral herniorrhaphy was performed in order to determine major outcome statistics for this procedure. The mean follow-up period was 20 months. The… CONTINUE READING
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