The enhanced-view extended totally extraperitoneal (eTEP) approach for ventral hernia repair is a novel surgical technique. We present the results from the initial experience with eTEP repair Rives-Stoppa (eTEP-RS) at two Italian centers, and we provide an update on this approach. Between December 2018 and July 2020, 19 patients suffering from ventral hernia were treated with the eTEP-RS. Patients' characteristics, operative details, and complications were analyzed. The median follow-up time was 16 (range 6-24) months. Thirteen (68.4%) patients with ventral incisional hernias and 6 (31.6%) with primary ventral hernia underwent an eTEP-RS procedure. The average defect area was 21 cm(2) and the prosthesis's average size was 380 cm(2). We registered complications in two cases (10.5%); 1 patient had an asymptomatic seroma (Clavien-Dindo grade 1), and another had intestinal obstruction on the 10th postoperative day (Clavien-Dindo grade 3B). The mean hospital stay was 3.9 (range: 2-6) days. There was no hernia recurrence. The eTEP-RS is a feasible and safe approach in ventral hernia repair with minimally invasive surgery. Further studies are needed to define patients' selection and to know long-term outcomes.

Extended totally extraperitoneal Rives-Stoppa (eTEP-RS) technique for ventral hernia: initial experience of The Wall Hernia Group and a surgical technique update

Bracale, Umberto
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2021-01-01

Abstract

The enhanced-view extended totally extraperitoneal (eTEP) approach for ventral hernia repair is a novel surgical technique. We present the results from the initial experience with eTEP repair Rives-Stoppa (eTEP-RS) at two Italian centers, and we provide an update on this approach. Between December 2018 and July 2020, 19 patients suffering from ventral hernia were treated with the eTEP-RS. Patients' characteristics, operative details, and complications were analyzed. The median follow-up time was 16 (range 6-24) months. Thirteen (68.4%) patients with ventral incisional hernias and 6 (31.6%) with primary ventral hernia underwent an eTEP-RS procedure. The average defect area was 21 cm(2) and the prosthesis's average size was 380 cm(2). We registered complications in two cases (10.5%); 1 patient had an asymptomatic seroma (Clavien-Dindo grade 1), and another had intestinal obstruction on the 10th postoperative day (Clavien-Dindo grade 3B). The mean hospital stay was 3.9 (range: 2-6) days. There was no hernia recurrence. The eTEP-RS is a feasible and safe approach in ventral hernia repair with minimally invasive surgery. Further studies are needed to define patients' selection and to know long-term outcomes.
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