Laparoscopic primary repair of ventral hernias: Early results of a new technique

Anadol A. Z. , Tezel E., Yilmaz U. , Kurukahvecioglu O., Ersoy E.

SURGERY TODAY, vol.40, no.1, pp.88-91, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00595-008-4000-7
  • Title of Journal : SURGERY TODAY
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-91


Epigastric, umbilical, incisional, parastomal, and trocar site hernias are all classified as "ventral" hernias, which constitute a great portion of the surgery in a general surgical practice, and debate still continues regarding the optimal surgical strategy to correct these anatomical defects. Although repairing these hernias using a synthetic material, whether placed open or laparoscopically, has gained wide popularity, there are some situations where the use of a mesh is either unnecessary or contraindicated. This article presents the cases of 10 patients with some kind of ventral hernia which were all repaired laparoscopically with a primary suturing technique.