Midline hernias comprise of epigastric,umbilical, paraumbilical and periumbilical port site hernias.
Though these hernias appear to be small, yet they have a very high chance of developing complications. Surgical treatment may appear to be very easy but the recurrence rate with these methods is very high. Laparoscopic methods too have ahigh recurrence rate.
Hence the need to develop a new method which envisages good anatomical repair accompanied by mesh reinforcement.