Hong Kong Med J 2001;7:319-21 | Number 3, September 2001
Laparoscopic repair of incisional hernia
H Lau, F Lee, NG Patil
Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Tung Wah Hospital, 12 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
A 75-year-old man developed an incisional hernia over the upper abdomen following a wedge resection of a gastric stromal tumour in 1996. This is the first published report of a successful repair of an incisional hernia via a laparoscopic intraperitoneal on-lay technique using GORE-TEX DualMesh material in Hong Kong. Compared with conventional open repair of incisional hernia, long incisions and wound tension are avoided using the laparoscopic approach. This translates into a reduced risk of wound-related complications and facilitates recovery. In selected cases, minimally invasive surgery is a safe technique for the repair of incisional hernias.
Key words: Herniorrhaphy; Laparoscopy; Surgery
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