BackgroundIn modern abdominal wall hernia surgery, the achievement of the most effective tailored repair for each specific defect with the less possible invasiveness, the quicker recovery, the lower costs and the fewer risk of local occurrences, recurrences and chronic pain is the most desirable and cutting-edge goal.MethodsSince 1989 about 4219 primary unilateral not complicated inguinal hernias have been treated with specific indications with a sutureless and minimally invasive anterior open approach. The great majority of these procedures were performed under local anaesthesia in a day surgery regimen, with a systematic and careful nerve sparing, preservation of cremasteric muscle, and with a 3-5cm skin incision.ResultsThe minimally invasive sutureless nerve sparing open approach has shown a very low rate of seromas (0.45%), haematomas (0.24%) and infections (0.07%) while the width of skin incision challenges even laparoscopy. A significant reduction of both postoperative pain (2.7%) and chronic neuralgia (0.047%) has led to excellent outcomes in patients, also in terms of quality of life. Compared to the Lichtenstein's tension-free technique, which is at now the gold standard open treatment for primary inguinal hernia worldwide, there are no significant differences in the observed recurrence rate (well below 1%).ConclusionIn our experience of almost 30 years we have been able to experiment and refine more and more the sutureless technique proposed by Trabucco for the treatment of primitive inguinal hernia, peer to peer, improving the local anaesthesia and the ability to detect hidden defects during the repair (Spigelian included), reducing the width of the incisions and tractions on the tissues, introducing the concept of a gentle and bloodless finger surgery according to a minimally invasive, extremely anatomic, safe, inexpensive, very effective anterior open approach.

Primary unilateral not complicated inguinal hernia with an effective, cheap, less invasive, and easy operation: the Trabucco repair

Cavalli M.
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Lombardo F.;Morlacchi A.;Campanelli G.
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2019

Abstract

BackgroundIn modern abdominal wall hernia surgery, the achievement of the most effective tailored repair for each specific defect with the less possible invasiveness, the quicker recovery, the lower costs and the fewer risk of local occurrences, recurrences and chronic pain is the most desirable and cutting-edge goal.MethodsSince 1989 about 4219 primary unilateral not complicated inguinal hernias have been treated with specific indications with a sutureless and minimally invasive anterior open approach. The great majority of these procedures were performed under local anaesthesia in a day surgery regimen, with a systematic and careful nerve sparing, preservation of cremasteric muscle, and with a 3-5cm skin incision.ResultsThe minimally invasive sutureless nerve sparing open approach has shown a very low rate of seromas (0.45%), haematomas (0.24%) and infections (0.07%) while the width of skin incision challenges even laparoscopy. A significant reduction of both postoperative pain (2.7%) and chronic neuralgia (0.047%) has led to excellent outcomes in patients, also in terms of quality of life. Compared to the Lichtenstein's tension-free technique, which is at now the gold standard open treatment for primary inguinal hernia worldwide, there are no significant differences in the observed recurrence rate (well below 1%).ConclusionIn our experience of almost 30 years we have been able to experiment and refine more and more the sutureless technique proposed by Trabucco for the treatment of primitive inguinal hernia, peer to peer, improving the local anaesthesia and the ability to detect hidden defects during the repair (Spigelian included), reducing the width of the incisions and tractions on the tissues, introducing the concept of a gentle and bloodless finger surgery according to a minimally invasive, extremely anatomic, safe, inexpensive, very effective anterior open approach.
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Chronic postoperative inguinal pain; Inguinal numbness; Inguinodynia; Lichtenstein; Mesh fixation; Neurectomy; Primary inguinal hernia repair; Sutureless hernia repair; Trabucco
Bruni, P. G.; Cavalli, M.; Aiolfi, A.; Lombardo, F.; Morlacchi, A.; Bonitta, G.; Campanelli, G.
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