Eur J Pediatr Surg
. 2022 Feb;32(1):127-131. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-1742663. Epub 2022 Feb 3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35114718/
Comparison of Optical Forceps-Assisted Single-Port Laparoscopic PIRS and Open Surgery in Morgagni Hernia Repair
- PMID: 35114718
- DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1742663
Introduction: This study aimed to compare the results of classical surgery (CS) and optical forceps-assisted single-port laparoscopic percutaneous internal ring suturing (SP-PIRS) repair for the treatment of Morgagni hernia.
Materials and methods: Patients with Morgagni hernia who were operated on between January 2005 and July 2020 were included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups (CS or SP-PIRS) and compared retrospectively in terms of demographic data, defect size, duration of hospitalization, costs, postoperative complications, and recurrence.
Results: Thirty-two patients were included in this study. There were no statistically significant differences between the groups in terms of gender, defect size, postoperative complications, and recurrence (p > 0.05). The SP-PIRS group had a shorter operation time (p < 0.01), shorter hospital stay (p = 0.02), and lower cost (p < 0.01) than the CS group. The average follow-up was 24 months, and recurrence was detected in two patients in each group.
Conclusion: SP-PIRS repair is recommended because it is practical to perform and reduces the duration of surgery, hospital stay, and cost. It is superior to other laparoscopic techniques, as there is no need to use additional study forceps, except in extreme cases, and the surgeon can perform the procedure without an assistant to hold the laparoscope.
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