Laparoscopic mesh repair is becoming an increasingly popular method of ventral and incisional hernia repair. Entrapment neuropathy is a recognised complication when tacks are used to fix the mesh, particularly below the inguinal ligament and laterally in the abdominal wall. We describe a novel method of ventral hernia repair, which employs transabdominal extra-peritoneal dissection to create a pocket for mesh placement with complete avoidance of tacks in the postero-lateral abdominal wall. This technique is particularly useful for incisional hernias arising through old stoma wounds or appendicectomy incisions, and for Spigelian and lumbar hernias.
|Journal||Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2014|