Operations for Recurrent Inguinal Hernia

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter describes common causes of recurrence of groin hernias and their prevention. Techniques for performing open repair of recurrent hernias are then described. See Chap. 103 for laparoscopic techniques. Open preperitoneal repair, a surgical legacy technique, is described here.

Keywords

Catheter Polypropylene Kelly Lipoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol E. H. Scott-Conner
    • 1
  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of MedicineUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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