Laparoscopic repair of an anterior perineal hernia: a video presentation
Perineal hernia, vulvar hernia, labial hernia, laparoscopic repair, laparoscopy
Published online: Jun 30 2023
Background: The perineal hernia is a condition that occurs as a result of a defect in the pelvic diaphragm. It is classified as anterior or posterior, and as either a primary or secondary hernia. The best management of this condition remains controversial.
Objectives: To demonstrate the surgical steps of a laparoscopic repair with mesh of a perineal hernia.
Materials and Methods: A video presentation showing the laparoscopic repair of a recurrent perineal hernia
Main outcomes measures: A 46-year-old woman with a prior history of a primary perineal hernia repair had complaints of a symptomatic vulvar bulge. Pelvic magnetic resonance imaging showed a 5 cm hernia sac at the right anterior pelvic wall containing adipose tissue. A laparoscopic perineal hernia repair was performed by dissection of the space of Retzius, reduction of the hernial sac, closure of the defect and mesh fixation.
Results: The laparoscopic repair with mesh of a recurrent perineal hernia is demonstrated.
Conclusion: We showed that the laparoscopic approach can be an effective and reproducible treatment for perineal hernia.
Learning objective: Understanding of the surgical steps involved in the laparoscopic repair with mesh of a recurrent perineal hernia.
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