Incisional hernias result from a weakening of the abdominal muscle due to a surgical incision.All abdominal surgeries carry a 30% risk of a postoperative incisional hernia.This type of hernia occurs after a prior incision that was made during a prior operation. Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, where the surgeon makes several small incisions in the lower abdomen and then inserts a laparoscope, equipped with a camera into one of the incisions, pushes any protruding intestine back into the abdomen and repairs the opening in the muscle wall.
II. Doctor Name
III. Patient Details
Age : 48, Female
Swelling in the lower abdomen after previous caesarean section
V. Test Performed
CT scan- suggestive of 6*4 cm defect in the lower abdomen
Incisional hernia (M4W2R0)
Laparoscopic e-TEP RS with unilateral TAR incisional hernia repair
VIII. Description of the Treatment
The patient was subjected to a laparoscopic repair for the incisional hernia. In view of the large size, the patient had to undergo a unilateral posterior component separation.
IX. Post Treatment Guidelines
Avoid heavy weight lifting for 3 months after surgery, wear an abdominal binder for 3 months after surgery.