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 SS  Vol.5 No.9 , September 2014
Novel Technique Combining Tissue and Mesh Repair for Umbilical Hernia in Adults
Abstract: Introduction: Umbilical hernia in adults poses a challenge to the surgeon. Understanding the anatomical and pathological intricacies of the hernia is pivotal in evolving a good repair. A multitude of repairs have been tried for repair of umbilical hernias. However none of them have withstood the test of time. Objective: The study aims at evolving a technique which provides mesh reinforced anatomical reconstruction of the defect. Materials and Methods: 20 patients underwent a combination repair for umbilical hernia. The results were tabulated and analysed. Results: None of the 20 patients developed any recurrence. Conclusion: A combined mesh reinforcement of tissue repair is advocated for umbilical hernias in adults.
Cite this paper: Vagholkar, K. and Vagholkar, S. (2014) Novel Technique Combining Tissue and Mesh Repair for Umbilical Hernia in Adults. Surgical Science, 5, 369-375. doi: 10.4236/ss.2014.59060.
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