Outcome of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair in morbidly obese patients with a body mass index exceeding 35 kg/m2

@article{Raftopoulos2007OutcomeOL,
  title={Outcome of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair in morbidly obese patients with a body mass index exceeding 35 kg/m2},
  author={Ioannis Raftopoulos and Anita P Courcoulas},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2007},
  volume={21},
  pages={2293-2297}
}
Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) for morbidly obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) exceeding 35 kg/m2 has not been well investigated. Hernia recurrence was evaluated by surveillance computed tomography. A p value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Between 2003 and 2006, LVHR was attempted for 27 patients with a BMI exceeding 35 kg/m2. There was one conversion to open surgery (3.7%). The 27 patients included 8 men (29.6%) and 19 women (70.4%) with a mean age of 48 years… CONTINUE READING
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