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Arch Esp Urol. 2002 Mar;55(2):217-20.

Preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair during pelvic surgery.

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Department of Urology, San Martino Hospital, University of Genova, Genova, Italy.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

We report our experience with posterior preperitoneal prosthetic herniorrhaphy for inguinal hernia in patients undergoing concomitant pelvic surgery for both benign and malignant urological pathologies.

METHODS:

116 patients with either unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernia underwent posterior preperitoneal prosthetic herniorrhaphy during a pelvic operation for various urological pathologies. The technique described by Mahorner and Goss was used for unilateral hernia, while the modified Stoppa technique was used for bilateral hernia.

RESULTS:

All patients had a complication-free peri- and post-operative course, except for one patient who developed a spontaneously resolving small peri-prosthetic hematoma. In the follow-up of all patients (mean 35.7 months, range 4-72) we did not observe any hernia recurrence.

CONCLUSIONS:

Posterior preperitoneal prosthetic inguinal herniorrhaphy during pelvic surgery for urological pathologies is a relatively simple and safe procedure to perform and a recurrence rate of zero, or very close to zero, is to be expected.

PMID:
12014057
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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