A study of outcome of repair of ventral abdominal hernia by shoelace darn method

Vijay Kumar Jain, Pallab Ghosh, Puskar Shyam Chowdhury, Sudeshna Das


Background: Ventral abdominal of hernia is very common pathology in general surgical practise. Numerous surgical procedures have been described to repair them, with varying degree of success. This study aims to find the place of shoelace darn in the repair of ventral abdominal hernia.

Methods: The retrospective study of 36 cases of ventral abdominal hernia and prospective study of 26 cases of postoperative ventral abdominal hernias repaired by the shoelace darn technique was carried out over a period from July 2008 to 2011 and from July 2011 to 2014 respectively in the department of general surgery K.P.C. Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India.

Results: Shoelace darn repair of ventral abdominal of hernia was relatively easy procedure associated with fewer complications. There were rare true recurrences noted.

Conclusions: From the present study we can conclude that, Shoelace darn repair still remains an excellent technique in the management of ventral abdominal of hernia, despite advent of mesh and laparoscopic repair.


Ventral abdominal hernia, Shoelace repair, Mesh, Laparoscopic

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