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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Comparison of intraperitoneal ventralex ST patch versus onlay mesh repair in small and medium primer umbilical hernia

Department of General Surgery, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Dr. Birol Agca
Barbaros Mah.Uphill Court A8 D13, Atasehir, Istanbul
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijawhs.ijawhs_24_18

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PURPOSE: Although the size of the hernia plays an active role in the use of the mesh, the counter-view is that the use of the mesh should be preferred regardless of the size of the hernia. In our study, the clinical results of two different mesh types applied under elective conditions to small-and medium-sized umbilical hernia cases were examined. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2015 and May 2018, intraperitoneal Ventralex ST repair and onlayprolene mesh repair were performed in 88 primary small and medium umbilical hernia cases. Demographic data, duration of surgery, length of hospital stay postoperative complications, and recurrence were recorded. RESULTS: Eighty-eight patients were analyzed including 54 males and 34 females – a mean age of 50.3 years. The duration of the surgery in Ventralex ST group was 35.9 ± 4.1 min. (P < 0.05). Comparing to the visual analog scale (VAS) values of the 1st day, the decrease in VAS values in both groups on the 7th day was statistically significant (P < 0.05). The rates of early and late postoperative complications, such as seroma, hematoma, wound infection, and recurrence, were similar between the procedures. The mean follow-up period was 23 months (with range 7–46 months), and no recurrence was observed in both groups. CONCLUSION: We think that the Ventralex ST mesh performed with open surgical technique under elective conditions for primitive umbilical hernias can be safely used because of its quick applicability and low rates of complication and recurrence.

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