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Ulus Cerrahi Derg. 2015 Aug 18;32(2):122-9. doi: 10.5152/UCD.2015.3132. eCollection 2016.

Sportsman hernia; the review of current diagnosis and treatment modalities.

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Department of General Surgery, İstanbul University Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey.
Clinic of General Surgery, Acıbadem Fulya Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.


Groin pain is an important clinical entity that may affect a sportsman's active sports life. Sportsman's hernia is a chronic low abdominal and groin pain syndrome. Open and laparoscopic surgical treatment may be chosen in case of conservative treatment failure. Studies on sportsman's hernia, which is a challenging situation in both diagnosis and treatment, are ongoing in many centers. We reviewed the treatment results of 37 patients diagnosed and treated as sportsman's hernia at our hospital between 2011-2014, in light of current literature.


Sportsman’s hernia; athletic pubalgia; groin pain; surgical treatment

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