Comparison of adhesion formation in transperitoneal laparoscopic herniorrhaphy techniques

C. Durstein-Decker, W. G. Brick, T. R. Gadacz, D. W. Crist, R. K. Ivey, K. W. Windom

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Two techniques of transperitoneal laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair were studied to evaluate the incidence of short term adhesion formation. Two methods were evaluated in thirty pigs with induced bilateral inguinal hernia defects. Half of the defects were repaired by incising the peritoneum, placing the mesh over the muscle defect, securing the mesh with staples, and reapproximating the peritoneum over the defect with staples. The other hernias were repaired by positioning the mesh over the defect and securing the mesh with staples, with no reapproximation of the peritoneum. The animals were allowed to recover and were killed at the end of two weeks. At autopsy, the animals were examined for the presence of adhesions to bowel. A statistically greater number of adhesions were formed with peritoneal reapproximation, 43 per cent (13/30), compared with 10 per cent (3/30) when the peritoneum was not reapproximated. The simpler method of repair, with no reapproximation, resulted in a statistically lower incidence of adhesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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  • Surgery


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