Background: Hernia recurrence after laparoscopic repair is a perplexing problem. In an effort to reduce anatomical and clinical recurrences, different type of meshes have been used to bolster the esophageal hiatus. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess safety, medium-term efficacy, and quality of life improvement after laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernia reinforced with a biosynthetic absorbable mesh (Phasix-ST®). Methods: Observational single-center retrospective single-arm cohort study (November 2015–February 2021). We included all adult patients (> 18 years old) who underwent laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair with Phasix-ST® mesh and Toupet fundoplication. Results: Sixty-eight patients were included. The median postoperative stay was 3.2 days (range 2–9) and the postoperative complication rate was 11.7%. The median follow-up time was 27 months (range 1–53). No mesh-related complications were detected. Hernia recurrence was diagnosed in six patients (8.8%). The recurrence-free probability at 34 months was 0.89 (95% CI 0.807–0.988) while at 60 months was 0.86 (95% CI 0.76–0.97). Hernia recurrences were mostly observed between 21 and 36 months after the operation. None of the patients required surgical revision and all were managed with PPI. Postoperative dysphagia requiring endoscopic balloon dilatation occurred in 2.9% of patients. Compared to baseline, both the GERD-HRQL (15.2 ± 6.2 vs. 3.2 ± 3.1; p = 0.026) and all SF-36 items were significantly improved (p < 0.001). Conclusions: Laparoscopic crura augmentation with Phasix-ST® mesh combined with a Toupet fundoplication is safe and seems effective in the medium-term follow-up. Phasix-ST® crural reinforcement resulted in low hernia recurrence rate with a sustained symptoms and quality of life improvement.

Medium-term safety and efficacy profile of paraesophageal hernia repair with Phasix-ST® mesh : a single-institution experience / A. Aiolfi, M. Cavalli, A. Sozzi, F. Lombardo, A. Lanzaro, V. Panizzo, G. Bonitta, P. Mendogni, P.G. Bruni, G. Campanelli, D. Bona. - In: HERNIA. - ISSN 1265-4906. - (2021 Oct 30). [Epub ahead of print] [10.1007/s10029-021-02528-z]

Medium-term safety and efficacy profile of paraesophageal hernia repair with Phasix-ST® mesh : a single-institution experience

A. Aiolfi
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V. Panizzo;P. Mendogni;G. Campanelli;D. Bona
Ultimo
2021

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Background: Hernia recurrence after laparoscopic repair is a perplexing problem. In an effort to reduce anatomical and clinical recurrences, different type of meshes have been used to bolster the esophageal hiatus. Objective: The aim of this study was to assess safety, medium-term efficacy, and quality of life improvement after laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernia reinforced with a biosynthetic absorbable mesh (Phasix-ST®). Methods: Observational single-center retrospective single-arm cohort study (November 2015–February 2021). We included all adult patients (> 18 years old) who underwent laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair with Phasix-ST® mesh and Toupet fundoplication. Results: Sixty-eight patients were included. The median postoperative stay was 3.2 days (range 2–9) and the postoperative complication rate was 11.7%. The median follow-up time was 27 months (range 1–53). No mesh-related complications were detected. Hernia recurrence was diagnosed in six patients (8.8%). The recurrence-free probability at 34 months was 0.89 (95% CI 0.807–0.988) while at 60 months was 0.86 (95% CI 0.76–0.97). Hernia recurrences were mostly observed between 21 and 36 months after the operation. None of the patients required surgical revision and all were managed with PPI. Postoperative dysphagia requiring endoscopic balloon dilatation occurred in 2.9% of patients. Compared to baseline, both the GERD-HRQL (15.2 ± 6.2 vs. 3.2 ± 3.1; p = 0.026) and all SF-36 items were significantly improved (p < 0.001). Conclusions: Laparoscopic crura augmentation with Phasix-ST® mesh combined with a Toupet fundoplication is safe and seems effective in the medium-term follow-up. Phasix-ST® crural reinforcement resulted in low hernia recurrence rate with a sustained symptoms and quality of life improvement.
Fundoplication; Laparoscopic hiatus hernia repair; Paraesophageal hernia; Recurrence
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