Lumbar hernia repair: Myth or reality?
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CitationSumer A, Altinli E, Eroglu E, Uzun MA, Senger S. Lumbar hernia repair: Myth or reality? Eur J Endosc Laparosc Surg 2014; 1(1): 45-50
Lumbar hernia is a rare entity, and has been reported in approximately 300 cases to date. Because of its localization, lumbar hernia repair is debatable. Lumbar hernia can be repaired by laparoscopic or open approach, and each approach has both advantages and disadvantages. However, the laparoscopic approach has gained popularity in the past 20 years. Between 2004 and 2013, we performed fi ve lumbar hernia repairs. The mean follow-up period was 41 months, and no recurrence was encountered. Results following the repair with respect to body balance are good, but the cosmetic results, even with laparoscopic approach, are questionable.