A study of ventral hernia and its treatment modalities

Sadagopan, M (2014) A study of ventral hernia and its treatment modalities. Masters thesis, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore.


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Ventral hernias being the second most common type of abdominal hernias, after inguinal account for approximately 10% of all hernias. The open approach remains the standard technique for ventral hernia repair. The laparoscopic ventral hernia repair has potentially replaced open repair nowadays. The study aims to evaluate the incidence of ventral hernia with regards to age, sex, predisposing factors and the various treatment modalities. In our study, about 60 patients with ventral hernia admitted between September 2012 to November 2013 were studied. In our study it was found that most of the patients were in the age group of 40 - 50 years. Majority were women with a previous history of surgery. Incisional hernias contributed a major proportion of ventral hernias. About 54 patients underwent open hernia repair whereas only 6 underwent laparoscopic hernia repair. The postoperative complications such as pain, seroma, wound infection and gaping were comparatively less for laparoscopic repair. Faster recovery in laparoscopic repair allows early return to regular activities. Open hernia repair remains the standard care of treatment for incisional hernias.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ventral hernia ; treatment modalities.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Surgery
Depositing User: Devi S
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 16:26
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2018 17:32
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/8677

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