Available online Jul 13, 2018.
[ Review ] Volume 19, Issue 4, 2010, Pages 369-373
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.
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Volume 19 | Issue 4
Page Nos. 369-373
Online since Jul 13, 2018