A Large Abdominal Incisional Hernia Treated with Laparoscopic Surgery
1Department of Surgery, Keihin General Hospital
2Institute of Gastroenterology, Musashikosugi Hospital, Nippon Medical School
3Surgery for Organ Function and Biological Regulation, Nippon Medical School Graduate School of Medicine
We present a case of abdominal incisional hernia that was successfully treated with laparascopic surgery. An 81-year-old woman presented with symptoms of abdominal pain and discomfort. In the past history, she had distal gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma in 1995 and total gastrectomy for the remnant of gastric carcinoma combined with a cholecystectomy in 2003. Subsequently, she developed a swelling in the abdominal region. She had consulted a local hospital and surgery was suggested, but she rejected. Finally, she visited Keihin General Hospital with the hope for a treatment by endoscopic surgery. On medical examination, longitudinal and horizontal surgical scars were observed on the upper abdominal region and an incisional hernia measuring 14×15 cm in diameters was found. Laparoscopic repair operation was performed under general anesthesia using a 19.6×24.6 cm Bard Composix Kugel Patch (Bard, Inc.), inserting through three ports of about 11 mm in diameter in the lower abdomen. At present, the patient is under follow up with no pain or recurrence. In conclusion, we report a better prognosis of a case with huge incisional hernia under laparoscopic repair operation.
๚ใๅใ๏ 2006; 2(3), 161-163
Yuuji Kurihara, Department of Surgery, Keihin General Hospital, 1-2-5 Sinjyo, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 211-0044, Japan