Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair with a Non-Woven Hernia Mesh

Bruce Ramshaw, Brandie Remi Forman, Robert Heidel, Elizabeth Barker

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INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is a commonly performed procedure with a variety of mesh options. A relatively new mesh option is a non-woven polypropylene mesh with a silicone barrier designed for intraabdominal placement. This non-woven randomly oriented polypropylene microfiber hernia mesh may have benefits with potentially better biocompatibility compared with other ventral hernia repair mesh options. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A clinical quality improvement (CQI) program was initiated for ventral hernia patients to better measure and improve outcomes. From March 2013 to September 2015, 62 laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs were performed with this non-woven polypropylene mesh on 61 patients (one patient had two separate hernia repairs). Attempts were made to obtain long-term (> 2 years) follow up. RESULTS: There were 36 females and 25 males. The average age was 58.7 years (range 21-85). The average body mass index (BMI) was 36.2 (range 21.4-62.4). There were 51 (82%) incisional hernias and 11 (18%) primary hernias. There were 29 (47%) recurrent hernias. Mean hernia size was 83.4cm2 (range 1-400) and mean mesh size was 508.5cm2 (range 144-936). The mean operating room (OR) time was 108.2 minutes (range 38-418). The mean length of hospital stay was 2.7 days (range 0-13). There was one intraoperative complication-an injury to an inferior epigastric vessel that had a minor postoperative bleed that was self-limiting and required no treatment. There was one postoperative death due to aspiration on postoperative day #4. There has been one recurrence (1.6%) with long-term follow up. There were two patients (3.2%) with suture site pain postoperatively that resolved with suture site injections of local anesthetic in the clinic. There were no patients that required rehospitalization within 30 days after surgery. There were no mesh-related complications and no incidence of mesh removal was required. CONCLUSION: The results for laparoscopic ventral hernia repair, using a relatively new non-woven randomly oriented polypropylene microfiber mesh, are good with long-term follow up completed in the majority of patients. More experience with this type of mesh could generate evidence for the benefits of this mesh material in laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-234
Number of pages8
JournalSurgical technology international
Volume34
StatePublished - May 15 2019

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Ventral Hernia
Herniorrhaphy
Hernia
Polypropylenes
Sutures
Length of Stay
Intraoperative Complications
Silicones
Operating Rooms
Quality Improvement
Local Anesthetics
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Body Mass Index
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Recurrence
Pain
Injections
Incidence
Wounds and Injuries

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Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair with a Non-Woven Hernia Mesh. / Ramshaw, Bruce; Forman, Brandie Remi; Heidel, Robert; Barker, Elizabeth.

In: Surgical technology international, Vol. 34, 15.05.2019, p. 227-234.

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