Saeed Arefanian, MD, Margaret Frisella, RN, Jeffrey Blatnik, MD. Washington University in St. Louis
Background: Lumbar hernia is a rare type of hernia. Different methods have been used for surgical repair of this abdominal wall defect, including open and laparoscopic techniques. Here we present the robotic-assisted repair of a left side lumbar hernia.
Description: A 59-year-old male presented with the left lumbar hernia recurrence after the open repair about 5 months ago in another center. The bulge has been increasing in size. He had a moderate size lumbar hernia with an approximate size of 5x4cm. He underwent a robotic-assisted hernia repair with synthetic mesh. The patient tolerated the surgery and postoperative course well.
Conclusion: Robotic-assisted lumbar hernia repair is a new technique for repair of this uncommon hernia with acceptable and satisfying results.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 95204
Program Number: V088
Presentation Session: Inquinal and Ventral Hernia
Presentation Type: Video