Inguinal Hernia: The Quest for the Best Repair

Ismaila BO FWACS, Misauno MA FWACS, Ojo EO FMCS

Available online Jul 13, 2018.

[ Review ] Volume 19, Issue 4, 2010, Pages 369-373


Abstract

Background: Inguinal hernia repair may be the most
common procedure in general surgery. Many repairs have
been described but none appears completely satisfactory.
A brief look at the popular methods of repair from the
traditional tissue approximation to the current meshbased
techniques is presented.
Methods: The PubMed database was searched for all
English language literature. Further references were
obtained through cross-referencing the bibliography cited
in each work and using books from the authors' collection.
Conclusion: The history of inguinal hernia is a rich one,
from the traditional tissue approximation techniques to the
current mesh-based repairs which are now performed as
open or laparoscopic procedures. Recurrent rates have
reduced but are still a problem. Perhaps the perfect repair
remains elusive because the problem may also be with
patients' collagen not just the surgical procedure.


Keywords

Inguinal hernia, repair, tissue approximationmesh,

October - December 2010

Volume 19 | Issue 4

Page Nos. 369-373

Online since Jul 13, 2018

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