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Laparoscopic repair of a traumatic lumbar hernia repair

Yagan Pillay

General Surgeon, Victoria Hospital, Prince Albert Parkland Health Region, 1200 24th St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 4N9, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Article ID: 100001VQZ02YP2015
doi:10.5348/VQZ02-2015-1-CR-1

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Yagan Pillay
General Surgeon, Victoria Hospital, Prince Albert Parkland Health Region
1200 24th St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 4N9
Saskatchewan
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Pillay Y. Laparoscopic repair of a traumatic lumbar hernia repair. Video J Surg 2015;1:1–2.

Abstract

Lumbar hernias occur in the lumbar region, either in the superior lumbar triangle of Grynfelt or the inferior lumbar triangle of Petit. The most common aetiology is blunt abdominal trauma. The clinical presentation can range from pain, a palpable mass to intestinal obstruction. While the laparoscopic approach confers innumerable advantages such as smaller incisions, less pain and early recovery, it is still not the standard of care. The video shows a transabdominal laparoscopic hernia repair. Prolene mesh was used in the repair. The patient made an uneventful recovery.

Keywords: Lumbar hernia, Laparoscopic mesh repair, Traumatic lumbar hernia


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Author Contributions
Yagan Pillay – 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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The corresponding author is the guarantor of submission.

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Authors declare no conflict of interest.

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©2015 Yagan Pillay. This article is distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium provided the original author(s) and original publisher are properly credited. Please see the copyright policy on the journal website for more information.


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