Surgery Today

, Volume 27, Issue 11, pp 1022–1025 | Cite as

A new preperitoneal repair for inguinal hernia using a transpositioned external oblique aponeurotic flap

  • M. M. Moneer
Original Articles


This study consists of a preliminary report of 94 cases with various types of inguinal hernias. All cases were repaired by a new technique, in which the herniotomy is performed via a preperitoneal approach and the repair is achieved by using a bipedicled flap from the external oblique aponeurosis, which is transpositioned into the preperitoneal space and sutured to the iliopubic tract. The details of this technique are herein described. After a follow-up ranging from 15 to 48 months, both the early and late complications are presented. They were minimal and of minor significance, apart from a hernial recurrence in one case.

Key words

external oblique aponeurosis inguinal hernia preperitoneal repair 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Moneer
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  1. 1.Mataria Teaching HospitalCairoEgypt

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