eTEP inferior access with tailored retromuscular dissection for small to mid-sized umbilical hernia repair with or without inguinal hernia: early experience

N. Nevo, A. L. Goldstein, M. Staierman, N. Eran, I. Carmeli, S. Rayman, Y. mnouskin

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    Abstract

    Introduction: The minimally invasive surgical repair of combined inguinal and ventral hernias often requires shifting from one approach or plane to another. The traditional enhanced-view totally extraperitoneal Rives–Stoppa repair consists of a large retro muscular dissection that is unjustified for small ventral hernias. Here we describe a modification to the minimally invasive Rives–Stoppa repair using a limited retro muscular dissection based on the ventral defect size for small/medium-sized hernias, with or without combined inguinal hernias. Methods: From a single surgical team, a retrospective study was performed over a 1-year period. Demographics, hernia characteristics, surgical techniques, intraoperative/postoperative complications, and outcomes were all analyzed and reported. We also included detailed surgical steps, landmarks, pitfalls, and personal tips for this technique. Results: Twenty-four patients underwent a laparoscopic limited retromuscular dissection ventral hernia repair utilizing the eTEP access technique. Eighteen were primary umbilical hernias and six postoperative incisional hernias, and nine were combined ventral and inguinal hernia repairs. Eight of the primary umbilical hernias were EHS classified as medium size, 11 small, and for the incisional hernias, three were classified as M3W1 and two as M3W2. One procedure was converted to TAPP. There were no intraoperative complications. The mean length of stay was 1.25 days (range 1–3). There was one postoperative retromuscular hematoma and no recurrence during the follow-up period. Conclusion: eTEP with limited dissection offers a good and safe solution for small to medium size hernias; it provides an efficient solution when an inguinal hernia is to be addressed as well.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1491-1499
    Number of pages9
    JournalHernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery
    Volume26
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Dec 2022

    Keywords

    • Incisional hernia
    • Laparoscopic hernia repair
    • Retromuscular ventral hernia repair
    • Rives stoppa
    • Ventral hernia
    • eTEP

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery

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