Open Umbilical Hernia Repair
This Open Umbilical Hernia Repair course will teach you:
- To reduce or excise a ventral hernia sac and to close and reinforce the abdominal wall, in order to prevent (further) incarceration of the herniated tissue or recurrence.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during this Open Umbilical Hernia Repair procedure:
- Hernial sac injury
- Hernia incarceration
- Peritoneal injury
With the following tips you might perform this Open Umbilical Hernia Repair procedure even better:
- Preoperative skin marking
- Large herniation marking
- Preperitoneal space dissection
- Mesh fixation
- Excision of excess skin
After studying this Open Umbilical Hernia Repair course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Bowel injury
- Seroma Surgical Site Infection
Step by step
Umbilical hernia approach
Mark the skin semi-circularly, approximately 1 cm caudal to the umbilicus. Aesthetically, an infra-umbilical incision is preferred, but a supra-umbilical or peri-umbilical incision can also be made.
Mark the skin preoperatively (on a standing patient) to prevent possible difficulties regarding localization of the hernia intraoperatively.
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