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Omental patch to prevent mesh contact with bowel during port-site hernia repair
Benjamin Nelson1,2, Gentian Kristo1,3
1Department of Surgery, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
2Department of Surgery, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
3Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Article ID: 100052Z12BN2017
doi: 10.5348/Z12-2017-52-CR-17

Corresponding Author:
Gentian Kristo,
Department of Surgery,
Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System (116C),
1400 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury,
Boston, MA 02132,
USA

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Nelson B, Kristo G. Omental patch to prevent mesh contact with bowel during port-site hernia repair. J Case Rep Images Surg 2017;3:64–66.


ABSTRACT

When repairing the ventral hernias with mesh, it is important to avoid the direct contact of the mesh with the bowels as it can lead to complications such as adhesions, intestinal obstructions, and enterocutaneous fistulae. We present a case where a laparoscopic port-site hernia was repaired using intra-peritoneal synthetic mesh covered with an omental patch to prevent direct mesh-to-bowel contact. In some situations, this technique could be used as an efficient, cost-effective, and durable alternative to the use of more expensive and less available composite meshes.

Keywords: Abdominal wall reconstruction, Port-site hernia, Omental patch


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Author Contributions
Benjamin Nelson – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Gentian Kristo – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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