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Lumbar hernia repair: Myth or reality? [Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci ]
Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2016; 23(2): 34-38 | DOI: 10.14744/less.2013.69775

Lumbar hernia repair: Myth or reality?

Aziz Sümer1, Ediz Altınlı2, Ersan Eroğlu2, Mehmet Ali Uzun3, Serkan Senger3
1Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Bilim University, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, Haydarpaşa Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to present and share experience with lumbar hernia repair.
METHODS: Between 2004 and 2013, 5 lumbar hernia repairs were performed. Mean follow-up period was 41 months, and no recurrence was encountered.
RESULTS: Following the repair, results were good with respect to body balance, but cosmetic results, even with laparoscopic approach, were questionable.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Lumbar hernia should be repaired, but results are not 100% reliable. Patients will have good results for body balance following the repair, but cosmetic results, even in laparoscopic approach, are less satisfactory.

Keywords: Lumbar, hernia, repair

Aziz Sümer, Ediz Altınlı, Ersan Eroğlu, Mehmet Ali Uzun, Serkan Senger. Lumbar hernia repair: Myth or reality?. Laparosc Endosc Surg Sci . 2016; 23(2): 34-38

Corresponding Author: Ediz Altınlı, Türkiye
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