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Laparoscopic Repair of Ventral Hernia an Early Experience at Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar

Rooh-ul-Muqim, Mohammad Zarin, Aziz Wazir, Javeria Iqbal, Qutb-E-Alam Jan, Muhammad Taimoor Khan, Iftikhar Mohammad Khan, Mehmud Aurangzeb

Citation Information : Rooh-ul-Muqim, Zarin M, Wazir A, Iqbal J, Jan Q, Khan MT, Khan IM, Aurangzeb M. Laparoscopic Repair of Ventral Hernia an Early Experience at Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar. World J Lap Surg 2008; 1 (3):35-38.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10007-1068

Published Online: 01-12-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).



To analyze the results and outcome of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair as a relatively new technique in our setup.

Design and duration

Prospective study from June 2007 to June 2008.


Surgical-D Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar.


All the patients undergoing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair


The patients were evaluated clinically and by investigations. After appropriate preparation, laparoscopic mesh repair was performed. Intra- and postoperative complications, and the outcomes were noted and the whole data analyzed.


Out of the total 54 cases, 7 (12.96%) were umbilical hernia, 13 (24.07%) paraumbilical, 9 (16.66%) epigastric and 25 (46.29%) were incisional hernia. All patients had mesh repaired, the operating time ranged from 35 minutes to 2 hours in difficult cases with adhesions. All cases were successfully carried out laparoscopically. The complication rate was low with only 3 patients having port-site bleeding, 9 (16.66%) omental bleeding, 2 (3.7%) seroma, 3 (5.55%) had superficial infection. Severe pain in 11 (20.37%) requiring injectable analgesics and only 1 (1.85%) patient had recurrence at 4 months. No mortality and major complication were reported with excellent patient and surgeon satisfaction.


LVHR is a safe procedure with shorter operating time, few complications, short hospital stay, less recurrence and better patient satisfaction.

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