IPOM Plus–an effective methodmin treatment of ventral hernia

Mitevski, Aleksandar and Antovic, Svetozar and Markov, Petar (2020) IPOM Plus–an effective methodmin treatment of ventral hernia. Macedonian journal of anaesthesia. ISSN 2545-4366

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Introduction: Abdominal wall surgery for ventral hernia is one of the commonest procedures
performed by surgeons. Hernias that occur after previous abdominal surgery - incisional
hernias - appear in 11% to 20% of the cases, and the recurrence of ventral hernia is related to
the presence of abdominal rectus muscle diastasis.
Case: A patient who had two previous operations for ventral hernia with prosthesis was
admitted. Hernia bulging and partially reducing content of the hernia sac when pressure applied
was present. Intraoperative, a recurrent hernia was observed and pseudohernia – bulging out of
the previous implanted prosthesis was noted, cephalic from the clinically diagnosed defect. Also
a rectus muscle diastasis was present caudally.
Discussion: The laparoscopic IPOM repair is associated to a high incidence of post-operative
bulging or eventration of mesh, seromas, recurrences and non-restoration of abdominal
muscle function. To overcome these problems, sutured closure of the defect in the fascia with
intra-peritoneal mesh reinforcement has been described, known as the IPOM plus repair. This
repair is the recommended procedure in the guideline of International Endohernia Society.
Conclusion: In patients who are presented with diastasis of the abdominal rectus muscles
in addition to the ventral hernia, plication of the diastasis can be done in order to help support
of the ventral hernia and improve outcomes or can be sutured with transfascial non-absorbable
single sutures along the diastasis. It brings considerable esthetic advantages and reduces the
recurrence of hernias.

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
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/27033

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