Early Strangulated Recurrence of Incisional Hernia After Laparoscopic Repair: An Old Complication for a New Technique

Costi, Renato; Randone, Bruto; Cinieri, Giovanni Francesco; Sarli, Leopoldo; Violi, Vincenzo
June 2009
Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques;Jun2009, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p397
Academic Journal
The introduction of laparoscopy in incisional hernia repair is giving rise to a new class of complications, specific of new techniques and materials. A case of early failure of incisional hernia laparoscopic repair complicated by the strangulation of a jejunal loop four months after surgery is reported. The use of inappropriate material (tacks) to fix the prosthesis to the abdominal wall, a sudden increase of intra-abdominal pressure caused by an episode of haematemesis four hours postoperatively (associated to its consequent endoscopic treatment), and the formation of rectus abdominis muscle hematoma are reported as the main factors determining the slippage of the mesh from the correct position and, ultimately, the early failure of the ventral hernia repair. Furthermore, the aetiology of early failure of laparoscopic incisional hernia repair, reported in literature, is reviewed.


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