LVHRLaparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair
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LVHR is now widely accepted for the repair of ventral hernia defects.17 It has the advantages of a shorter hospital stay, lower incidence of infection, less pain and less risk of adhesion.17,18 There are some common complications following LVHR, including seroma formation, ileus, pain and wound infection.19
More serious complications include bowel injury, which is higher in LVHR than OVHR.18,20 Although lower than in OVHR, the hernia recurrence rate after LVHR has been reported to be up to 9%.19
bridging technique such as used for LVHR was prematurely terminated due
Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) in morbidly obese patients.
KEY WORDS: Ventral hernia, Seroma, Postoperative Ileus, Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR).
LVHR was first done by Karl LeBlanc in 1992.1 He performed Intraperitoneal onlay mesh repair (IPOM) reported short hospital stay, 0 9% recurrence and less complications.