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J Natl Med Assoc. Summer 2014;106(1):69-72. doi: 10.1016/S0027-9684(15)30072-9.

Laparoscopic Repair of Sportman's Hernia - The Trinidad Experience.

Abstract

Sportman's hernia: (Athletic pubalgia) is an uncommon and poorly understood condition afflicting athletic individuals. Sufferers complain of chronic groin pain and often present diagnostic dilemmas to physicians and physiotherapists. We present a series of cases illustrating the varying presentations of sportman's hernia and diagnostic approaches that can be utilized to exclude common differentials. We also describe laparoscopic mesh repair as an effective treatment option for this condition.

KEYWORDS:

Athletic pubalgia; Sportman’s hernia; laparoscopic; mesh repair

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