Lumbar hernia repair: Myth or reality?

Aziz Sümer
2017 Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgical Science  
The purpose of this study was to present and share experience with lumbar hernia repair. Materials and 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. Conclusion: Lumbar hernia should be repaired, but results are not 100% reliable. Patients will have
more » ... Patients will have good results for body balance following the repair, but cosmetic results, even in laparoscopic approach, are less satisfactory.
doi:10.14744/less.2013.69775 fatcat:m4yognqeabbrlovfbyhc7z5kbi