Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair in obese patient:a case report

Mitevski, Aleksandar and Antovic, Svetozar and Kuzmanovska, Biljana and Jankulovski, Nikola (2013) Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair in obese patient:a case report. Macedonian Medical Review. ISSN 0025-1097

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Inoduction. Laparoscopic repair of ventral-incisional
hernia is increasing compared to open technique. It has
become a safe method, with low complications and cost
comparable with open techniques. Shorter recovery and
length of hospital stay are also associated with laparoscopic
repair, especially among obese patients.
Case report. We present a case of a 42-year-old patient
with BMI (Body Mass Index) of 44. He has had
three previous open operations for incisional hernia, the
last one being two years ago. We performed a laparoscopic
IPOM (Intraperitoneal Onlay Mesh) repair with
composite mesh using transfascial (transabdominal)
sutures and tacks (staples).
Conclusions. Low rate of conversion, minimal perioperative
morbidity and low recurrence indicate safety in obese and
morbidly obese patients treated with laparoscopic approach.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Aleksandar Mitevski
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2021 12:44
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2021 12:44

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