Jessica Pries, MD, William Richardson, MD. Ochsner Clinical Foundation
Lumbar hernias are a rare and challenging entity. They are bordered by the 12th rib superiorly, the iliac crest inferiorly, and the erector spineae muscles and external oblique on either side. Their close proximity to bony and neurovascular structures limit a surgeon's options for repair. We present a patient with a superior lumbar hernia who underwent laparoscopic repair. She had a 2cm defect repaired in the preperitoneal space utilizing primary suture repair and mesh reinforcement. The total operative time was 40 minutes. She went home on post operative day 1 after an uncomplicated hospital stay.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 95746
Program Number: V262
Presentation Session: Video Loop Day 2
Presentation Type: VideoLoop