Staged laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair when faced with enterotomy or suspicion of an enterotomy.

Enterotomy is a significant complication of laparoscopic ventral or incisional hernia repair (LVHR) and can be devastating if missed. Enterotomy occurs in 2.6% of patients undergoing LVHR and is missed 21.8% of the time. Controversy exists regarding the management of known or potential enterotomies. Approaches for managing recognized enterotomies during… CONTINUE READING