A comparative study of laparoscopic trans abdominal pre peritoneal ventral hernia repair versus open pre peritoneal ventral hernia repair


  • Pravin N. Shingade Department of Surgery, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth University, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Anshu Rawat Department of Surgery, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth University, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Rizhin Sooraj Department of Surgery, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth University, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India




Ventral hernia, Laparoscopic TAPP repair, Open pre peritoneal repair


Background: Ventral hernias are defined as a protrusion of abdominal contents through the abdominal wall muscle. It can be categorised as spontaneous or acquired or by their location on the abdominal wall like epigastric hernia, umbilical hernia, para umbilical hernia etc. This original article reveals that laparoscopic trans abdominal pre peritoneal (TAPP) mesh placement for ventral hernia usually follows the current principle of hernia surgery and give better results from open pre peritoneal ventral hernia repair.

Methods: A prospective study conducted in Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Pune for the period of 2017-2019 comparing laparoscopic TAPP vs. open preperitoneal ventral hernia repair. Total of 25 patients for laparoscopic TAPP repair and 25 patients for open preperitoneal repair were compared.

Results: Total 50 cases were studies in which 25 for laparoscopic and 25 for open repair. Majority of patients were female than males. Incidence of para umbilical (56%) was found to be more. Intra operative, post-operative complications were found to be more in open repair than laparoscopic TAPP repair.

Conclusions: Laparoscopic TAPP ventral hernia repair is safe with fewer complications. Therefore, offers successful treatment for ventral hernia repair with added benefits of laparoscopy such as better visualization and magnification of the hernia defects which are not clinically apparent and less chances of injury which is not possible by open technique. Laparoscopic TAPP ventral hernia repair gives equal results in terms of recurrence and less complications than open ventral hernia repair.


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