Single-incision laparoscopic surgery through the umbilicus is associated with a higher incidence of trocar-site hernia than conventional laparoscopy: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

@article{Antoniou2015SingleincisionLS,
  title={Single-incision laparoscopic surgery through the umbilicus is associated with a higher incidence of trocar-site hernia than conventional laparoscopy: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials},
  author={Stavros A Antoniou and Salvador Morales-Conde and George Athanasios Antoniou and Frank Alexander Granderath and Frederik Berrevoet and Filip E. Muysoms and Andrew C. de Beaux and Kamil Bury and Manuel L{\'o}pez-Cano and Diego Cuccurullo and Eva Barbara Deerenberg and Barbora E. East and Ren{\'e} Hartmann Fortelny and Jean-Francois Gillion and Nadia Abdelaal Henriksen and Marc Miserez and David L. Sanders and Maarten P. Simons and Linas Venclauskas},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2015},
  volume={20},
  pages={1-10}
}
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery has been developed with the objective to reduce surgical trauma, decrease associated surgical stress and to improve cosmetic outcome. However, concerns have been raised regarding the risk of trocar-site hernia following this approach. Previous meta-analyses have suggested a trend toward higher hernia rates, but have… CONTINUE READING