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A new modified Mayo technique: should the surgeons need a new open technique for hernia repair in their armamentarium?

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doi: 10.11138/gchir/2018.39.4.195
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introduction. The Mayo technique is one of the most common techniques used to repair incisional, umbilical, and epigastric hernias. A high percentage of recurrences, together with the use of particular expensive types of meshes, are some of the most relevant problems in this surgical field.
Patients and methods. This study is a clinical prospective observational and involves all the patients who underwent procedures using a new modified Mayo technique from 2006 through 2013. The general criteria analyzed were age, sex, obesity, smoke abuse, diabetes, chronic diseases, type of hernia, operative time, morbidity and mortality.
All the patients involved in this study were followed-up from 6 to 120 months.
results. The types of hernia were 5 epigastic hernia (20,8%), 8 umbilical hernia (33,3%), 11 midline incision hernia (45,9%). Ten patients (41,7%) presented non-complicated hernias; 8 patients (33,3%) presented strangulated hernias and 6 patients (25,0%) presented obstructed hernias. No intestinal resection was necessary in any of the patients. The mean operative time was 55 minutes (range 30-180). The mean hospital stay of the patients’ after-post operative procedure was 4.5 days (range, 2 to 8 days). No major complications have been reported. Only one patient present a recurrence.
Conclusion. These preliminary results suggest that this modified Mayo technique could be useful in the armamentarium of surgeon to repair incisional, umbilical, and epigastric hernias. More studies are needed to validate the technique.

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