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Gagner M , Milone L , Gumbs A , Turner P
Laparoscopic Repair of Left Lumbar Hernia After Laparoscopic Left Nephrectomy
Jsls-Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2010 Jul-Sep;14(3) :405-409
PMID: ISI:000287305900016    PMCID: PMC3041040   
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Lumbar hernias, rarely seen in clinical practice, can be acquired after open or laparoscopic flank surgery. We describe a successful laparoscopic preperitoneal mesh repair of multiple trocar-site hernias after extraperitoneal nephrectomy. All the key steps including creating a peritoneal flap, reducing the hernia contents, and fixation of the mesh are described. A review of the literature on this infrequent operation is presented. Laparoscopic repair of lumbar hernias has all the advantages of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.
Gagner, Michel Milone, Luca Gumbs, Andrew Turner, Patricia 24 Soc laparoendoscopic surgeons; 7330 sw 62 pl, ste 410, miami, fl 33143-4825 usa 720tt