The extraperitoneal prosthetic repair of abdominal wall defects in the elderly
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Published: 19 May 2010
One of the most debated topics in the surgery of the abdominal wall hernias is the type and location of the prosthesis and even the employment of prosthetic materials for some authors is an object of discussion [1, 2]. The aim of this work is to present the experience of a specialized center in abdominal wall surgery, showing the results of open extraperitoneal prosthetic repair of the abdominal wall defects in the elderly.
Matherials and methods
Distribution of patients in relation to hernia’s defect (size in cm.)
Size of hernias defect
< 5 cm
N of Patients
The open extraperitoneal approach by using a polipropilene double layer mesh is in our experience the preferred technique; it almost always permits surgical repair to be carried out under local anaesthesia very often in Day Surgery , giving excellent long-term results and minor complications.
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