[Strangulated laparoceles. Our experience].


The authors present their own experience of emergency in strangulated laparoceles. Between January 1984 and June 1992 they treated at the Division of Emergency Surgery of the Hospital "A. Cardarelli" in Naples 133 cases of laparocele, 63 of which were strangulated. 48 of the 63 cases were treated by simply vertical or transversal laparoplasty ("waistcoat"); in 4 cases a direct plastic surgery; was executed in 11 cases a synthetic patch was used: in 2 cases a Teflon prosthesis was used; in one case a double prosthesis: a reabsorbable Vicryl patch internally and an external Marlex reticulated; in 8 cases a Marlex prosthesis. Moreover in most cases, before the laparoplasty of the abdominal wall operations of viscerolysis, were carried out intestinal and/or epiploon resection because of ischemia, colostomy, a Hartmann (one case). Of the 11 patients treated with synthetic patches, only 4 presented local complications: a seroma, two suppurations of the wound and a skin necrosis. These complications were treated with a medical therapy. In no case it was necessary to remove the prosthesis, as there were no general complications or deaths. We have to underline that notwithstanding the great advances both in surgery and in prosthesis' materials, the problem of the strangulated laparocele still represent a great engagement for the surgeon. The main reasons are: concomitant pathologies ("eventration disease"') and complications. The complications may be local (infection of the wound) or general (cardiocirculatory and respiratory problems due the viscus reduction in the original abdominal cavity).(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

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@article{DAmbrosio1994StrangulatedLO, title={[Strangulated laparoceles. Our experience].}, author={Rosanna D'Ambrosio and Gaetano de Rosa and C Peppas and B Vincenti and Antonio Martino and Arianna De Cicco and Louis A. Leone and S Triggiani}, journal={Minerva chirurgica}, year={1994}, volume={49 12}, pages={1281-8} }