The Cavernous Direct Inguinal Hernia

  • Thomas Pomposelli
  • Grace Lassiter
  • Omar Yusef Kudsi


Giant inguinal hernias present challenges to both patient and surgeon alike. Patients presenting with such advanced hernias often have advanced comorbid conditions as well, raising the risks of an already complex repair. Loss of abdominal domain often further complicates perioperative management. This chapter will detail the anatomy and pathogenesis of such giant inguinal hernias, as well as detail several operative strategies for repair.


Giant inguinal hernias Direct inguinal hernias Cavernous direct hernias Resecting Intra-abdominal capacity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Pomposelli
    • 1
  • Grace Lassiter
    • 2
  • Omar Yusef Kudsi
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.St. Elizabeth’s Medical CenterBrightonUSA
  2. 2.Texas A&M College of MedicineBryanUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of General SurgeryGood Samaritan Medical CenterBrocktonUSA

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