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2020 Sep

J Surg Case Rep



Trocar umbilical hernia repair by open suture repair and open suture-mesh repair in an ambulatory setting in comparison to recurrent and primary umbilical hernia repair.


Reports on the ambulatory open repair of umbilical trocal hernias are missing. Patients with trocar, primary and recurrent umbilical hernia open suture and open suture-mesh repair with prospective follow-up were retrospectively evaluated. Patients received perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis, preemptive analgesia and modified anesthesia. In total, 171 patients with umbilical hernia (51 years, female 14%; male 86%) were treated with open suture ( = 29; 17%) and suture-mesh ( = 142; 83%) repair. In total, 10% of patients were treated for trocar hernia (late onset), 5% for recurrent hernia and 85% for a primary umbilical hernia. In total, 29% of trocar hernia repairs had minor complications associated with obesity (40%) and comorbidity (80%). Age, suture and suture-mesh repair were not associated with complications. According to guidelines for umbilical hernia repair open flat mesh may be useful in the treatment of trocar hernia.