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R. A. Pierce, J. M. Perrone, A. Nimeri, J. A. Sexton, J. Walcutt, M. M. Frisella and B. D. Matthews, “120-Day Comparative Analysis of Adhesion Grade and Quantity, Mesh Contraction, and Tissue Response to a Novel Omega-3 Fatty Acid Bioabsorbable Barrier Macroporous Mesh after Intraperitoneal Placement,” Surgical Innovation, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2009, pp. 46-54. doi:10.1177/1553350608330479

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  • TITLE: Laparoscopic Hernioplasty Using Omega-3 Coating Mesh

    AUTHORS: Masahiko Kawaguchi, Norihiko Ishikawa, Youji Nishida, Hideki Moriyama, Masahiro Kaneki, Go Watanabe

    KEYWORDS: Omega-3 Coating Mesh; Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery; Laparoscopic Hernioplasty; Inguinal Hernia; Incisional Hernia

    JOURNAL NAME: Surgical Science, Vol.3 No.8, August 9, 2012

    ABSTRACT: Background: Laparoscopic hernioplasty has gained popularity with significant advances in prostheses. Omega-3 coating mesh (C-Qur) is a prosthesis that can be used in the abdominal cavity, and the coating prevents adhesion of the mesh to the viscera. We planned a prospective observational study of laparoscopic hernioplasty using C-Qur. Methods: C-Qur was used in laparoscopic hernioplasty over the course of 1 year. We considered laparoscopic approaches as our primary treatment method for abdominal wall hernias. Although only a single incision was made for the majority of the laparoscopic hernioplasties, additional incisions were made when severe adhesions were encountered. For incisional or ventral hernias, a lateral lower incision was made. For inguinal hernias, an umbilical incision was made. Sex, age, diagnosis, number of incisions, additional incisions, morbidity, and follow-up period were evaluated. Results: Twenty-four patients who underwent surgery between May 2010 and April 2011 were included in this study. The median follow-up period was 14 months. The most common early complications included wound pain and edema; however, there were no persistent complications.