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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

versión impresa ISSN 1130-0108


HSIEH, H.F. et al. Spigelian hernia: Mesh or not?. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2007, vol.99, n.9, pp.502-504. ISSN 1130-0108.

Objective: the purpose of this study was to report our experience in management and clinical result of Spigelian hernia with preperitoneal mesh repair or without mesh repair. Experimental design: retrospecitve analysis. Subjects: the medical records of 11 cases of Spigelian hernia with surgical treatment were reviewed. The clinical characteristic, treatment and clinical result were evaluated. Results: of the 11 cases that were evaluated, 7 patients underwent open repair of hernia without extra-peritoneal mesh (group A), the other 4 patients underwent open surgery with extra-peritoneal mesh (group B). There were no significant difference in age, gender, body mass index, underlying diseases, symptoms, duration of symptoms, features of hernia sac and method of approach. No recurrence was found in these two groups. The mean follow-up time was 8.5 ± 3.2 (years) in group A and 6.7 ± 2.1 (years) in group B. Conclusions: whether open repair of spigelian hernia with or without extra-peritoneal mesh gives the same and well result.

Palabras clave : Spigelian hernia; Hernia; Mesh; Laparoscopic.

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