Totally Extraperitoneal (TEP) Repair for Obturator Hernia

  • Pradeep Chowbey

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Endolaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is the preferred modality of repair today. Most inguinal and pelvic hernias are suitable for repair with minimal access techniques. These include hernias encountered in a wide variety of clinical settings such as sliding hernias, irreducible hernias, obstructed hernias, femoral and obturator hernias. The teaching videos under this series of videos on endolaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair demonstrate the surgical approach and operative steps for hernia repair in diverse clinical scenarios.

This video on totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair for a bilateral Type 1 obturator hernia demonstrates the advantage of the endoscopic pre peritoneal approach in exposing the various potential sites of common and rare groin and pelvic hernias in the myopectineal orifice. The procedure is divided into specific steps and highlights the dissection of the region with sites of potential rare hernias such as the obturator hernia. The video comprises several segments, each segment consisting of one step of the surgical procedure. The essential take home messages comprise the last segment.

This video serves as a valuable learning resource to surgeons interested in endolaparoscopic inguinal hernia repair.


Dr. Rajesh Khullar:
  • Secretary General, Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)

  • President, Hernia Society of India (National Chapter of APHS) 2015-2017

  • President, Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI) 2015-2018

Dr. Anil Sharma:
  • President, Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS) 2015-2017

  • Director, Hernia Essentials Training Program of APHS

  • Editor, Journal of Minimal Access Surgery

Dr. Vandana Soni:
  • Life member of Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA)

  • Life member of Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society of India (OSSI)

  • Life Member of Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)

  • Life Member of Hernia Society of India (HSI)

Dr. Manish Baijal
  • Hon Secretary Hernia Society of India (HSI)

  • Hon Secretary Asia Pacific Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Society (APMBSS)

  • Executive Member Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)

  • Editorial Board International Journal of Abdominal Wall & Hernia Surgery


The video shows the surgical approach & operative steps of an endoscopic TEP repair for a bilateral Type1 obturator hernia helpful for practicing surgeons.

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Pradeep Chowbey
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Springer, Singapore
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The following presentation demonstrates the Total Extraperitoneal Repair of a Bilateral Type 1 Obturator Hernia. The procedure was indicated for a bilateral direct inguinal hernia, a primary medial type 2 on the right side and a primary medial type 1 on the left side, according to the European Hernia Society classification in a 62-year-old female patient.

The Obturator Hernia was discovered incidentally and was treated in the same surgical procedure. A brief review of this rare hernia is included in the presentation.