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Robotic Parastomal Hernia

  • Peter A. Walker
  • Shinil K. Shah
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Abstract

Parastomal hernias are a common complication of operations requiring fecal or urinary diversion with an incidence approaching 50%. Patients with parastomal hernias can experience issues with obstruction, pain, and decreased functional mobility often necessitating operative repair. The review of the available literature suggests that the laparoscopic modified Sugarbaker repair offers improved recurrence rates with decreased wound complications as compared with open approaches. However, only approximately 10% of hernias are repaired via minimally invasive techniques. Robotic platforms offer increased degrees of freedom and could potentially decrease the learning curve for laparoscopic repair. We review the available literature and discuss the technique required for robotic-assisted laparoscopic parastomal hernia repair.

Keywords

Parastomal Hernia Robotic Laparoscopic Sugarbaker Stoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Walker
    • 1
  • Shinil K. Shah
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices, Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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