Videolaparoscopic Treatment of Spigelian Hernias

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Abstract

Summary

Because treatment for Spigelian hernia is rarely discussed in the literature, this report presents two cases observed in a recent 6-month period by the U.O.A. Independent General Surgery Department, Hospital of Este. Both patients had laparoscopic treatment using a polypropylene prosthesis, which confirms the technological validity of the surgical method. The described cases are emblematic, because the intervention permitted a resolution of associated pathologies (gallbladder gallstones and umbilical hernia), which confirms both the efficacy of the surgical technique and of the high diagnostic precision of laparoscopy, as it is described by several sources. The validity of the technique is also confirmed by the quick recovery of patients and by the reduced hospitalization time, especially in elderly patients and in precarious general conditions.

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