Background: Different approaches used for laparoscopic right colectomy have different advantages and disadvantages. This study aims to determine the incidence and clinical relevance of IH after LARHC as the preferred technique in an experienced setting and to assess which factors are correlated with the development of IH. Methods: Between January 2012 and December 2016, all consecutive patients who underwent LARHC were included. Data were obtained in accordance with the Dutch ColoRectal Audit, and IH was scored based on physical examination and imaging at standard follow-up. Logistic regression analysis was used to identify risk factors for IH. Results: A total of 170 patients underwent LARHC. In the same period, 64 patients had an open RHC. IH after LARHC was seen in 24 patients after a median time of 7 months (14%). Only four of these patients underwent operative IH repair (2%). Interestingly, a trend for more IH was seen between two surgeons. Multivariable analysis identified BMI [OR 1.08 (95% CI 1.00–1.15) P = 0.043], a history of smoking [OR 2.14 (95% CI 1.03–4.41) P = 0.040], and surgical site infection [OR 2.99 (95% CI 1.28–7.00) P = 0.012] as risk factors for IH. Conclusion: IH incidence after LARHC was considerable, but few were clinically relevant IHs. The IH incidence should be included in shared decision making. The low clinically relevant IH rate does in our opinion not outweigh possible advantages of LARHC.,
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Sabajo, C.R. (Charissa R.), Olthof, P.B. (Pim B.), Roos, D. (Daphne), & Dekker, J. W. (2019). Incisional Hernia After Laparoscopic-Assisted Right Hemicolectomy. World Journal of Surgery. doi:10.1007/s00268-019-05131-7