C. M. Pring MD, FRCS; V. Tran MB BS; N. O’Rourke FRACS, I. J. Martin FRACS.
LAPAROSCOPIC VERSUS OPEN VENTRAL HERNIA REPAIR: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Article first published online: 8 OCT 2008
© 2008 The Authors Journal compilation © 2008 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
ANZ Journal of Surgery
Volume 78, Issue 10, pages 903–906, October 2008
How to Cite
Pring, C. M., Tran, V., O’Rourke, N. and Martin, I. J. (2008), LAPAROSCOPIC VERSUS OPEN VENTRAL HERNIA REPAIR: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 78: 903–906. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2008.04689.x
- Issue published online: 8 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 8 OCT 2008
- Accepted for publication 6 January 2008.
- hernia recurrence;
- polytetrafluoroethylene mesh;
- ventral hernia
Laparoscopic and open techniques are both recognized treatment options for ventral hernias. We conducted a prospective randomized trial of both methods, to assess hernia recurrence, postoperative recovery and complications. Fifty-eight patients with ventral hernias were enrolled into the trial between August 2003 and December 2005. Of these, 31 underwent laparoscopic repair and 27 underwent open repair. Clinical parameters were documented on all patients during a median follow-up period of 27.5 months. The demographics of the two groups were similar. There was one recurrence in each of the laparoscopic and open groups. There was an equivalent rate of operative time, length of stay, postoperative pain scores, return to normal activities, wound infection and seroma formation between the two groups. Laparoscopic and open ventral hernia repair are comparable and offer low recurrence rates.